Peru Committed to South-South NPHI Cooperation
SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION FOR CREATING AND STRENGTHENING NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH IN AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICA
Peru's National Institute of Health (INS) has reaffirmed its commitment to support South-South cooperation for the creation and strengthening of the National Public Health Institutes, through workshops and visits that allow international delegations to become familiar with the organization and successful experiences of INS Peru. These workshops and visits promote the creation and strengthening of similar institutes in the delegates’ respective countries.
These trips were made possible with the support of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI), the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation of Brazil (FIOCRUZ), and the Cooperation of the Network of National Public Health Institutes of South American Nations (UNASUR-RINS), who consider INS Peru to be a benchmark for proper functional and organizational INSP structure.
In 2012, INS Peru, was visited by a delegation of officials from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cape Verde. Dr. Artur Correia, President of the Center for Health Involvement in Cape Verde, thanked INS for their support and for the horizontal cooperation that INS Peru provided to the Cape Verde’s MOH.
On March 13, 2014 , a delegation from the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome e Principe, traveled to INS to learn about the organization, activities, and experiences of the INS. This meeting was made possible by a framework cooperation agreement between the INS and FIOCRUZ.
The most recent workshop, which took place from April 22-25, 2014, was developed by Dr. Eddy Casso, Director of the National Institute of Health Laboratories (INLASA) of Bolivia, and Dr. Juan Mollinedo. The workshop discussed the priority public health issues among the countries, as well as the key elements for planning health activities and institutional development.
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