Peru receives the visit of the director of St. Jude Global for Latin America to follow up on progress made in the Global Initiative Against Childhood Cancer (GICC) – PAHO/WHO

Lima, August 30, 2022.- Dr. Paola Friedrich, director of St. Jude Global for Latin America, visited Peru as part of the follow-up of the progress of the Global Initiative against Childhood Cancer, on August 4 and 5.

During the first day, he visited the hospitals of the Ministry of Health and EsSalud, which are part of the alliance with St. Jude and where projects and activities are implemented within the framework of the Initiative, which are aimed at reducing mortality and increasing survival. of children and adolescents with cancer in Peru.

Among the centers visited were the National Institute of Neoplastic Diseases, the National Institute of Children’s Health of San Borja, the Edgardo Rebagliati Martins National Hospital and the Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen National Hospital, in which he was able to learn about the treatment environments and interact with professionals of the multidisciplinary care team for children with cancer.

On August 5, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Health, in which Dr. Essy Maradiegue from the Minsa Cancer Prevention and Control Directorate presented a balance of the progress made in the framework of the initiative in the country; At the same time, the requirements to achieve the sustainability of the achievements made and to comply with the pending objectives were discussed. The Minister of Health, Jorge López Peña; and, the Vice Minister of Public Health, Joel Candia. In addition, Dr. Eduardo Payet, director of the National Institute of Neoplastic Diseases, Dr. Juan García, head of the Department of Pediatrics of the INEN, Dr. Claudia Pascual, National consultant of the GICC and Dr. Liliana Vásquez, Regional consultant of the IGCC.

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The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital renewed its commitment as a WHO collaborating center to continue supporting Peru in the successful implementation of the IGCC, collaborating with strategies and tools that allow the country to strengthen childhood cancer care services, including multicenter projects to improve the quality of care, educational programs for members of the multidisciplinary team for the care of children with cancer and the development of a network of care in childhood cancer and pediatric registry.

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