Indigenous activists in Peru have found an effective tool to spread awareness about the toll of climate change—and to preserve their endangered languages: radio broadcasts.   “Radio is the bridge between the city and indigenous communities,” says Moises Cardenas Sanchez,…

In Lima, Peru’s Carabayllo slum, TB runs rampant in overcrowded, poorly ventilated, damp homes. The country has the Americas’ highest incidence of TB per capita. But Peru also has some of the world’s highest cure rates for the disease at 87% for all new cases and 66% for…

Back in 2000, 1 in 3 under-5 children in Peru were chronically malnourished. Several years later—despite $200 million per year in nutrition programs—the rate was basically the same. Then the government changed its approach. From 2007 to 2014, under-5 stunting dropped from…

Over a 7-year period, Peru managed to reduce the rate of children with stunted mental and physical development by tackling chronic malnourishment.   The country uses a cash incentive program for households in poverty. To receive a $30-per-month stipend, parents must obtain…

Mercury pollution from unregulated gold-mining along the Madre de Dios River in the Amazon has prompted Peru’s government to declared a 60-day public-health emergency Health workers will provide medical and food aid in 25 villages that were shown to have high levels of…

Problem: More than 86% of the annual 750,000 liver cancer deaths occur in developing countries, but diagnostic and treatment standards are based on older Western patients. Pascal Pineau, a Pasteur Institute cancer geneticist, and others are calling for standards derived…