Peru’s recent surge of economic growth was not fully reflected in the quality of its public healthcare system. However, as the government’s approach to healthcare decentralized, planning and budgeting responsibility also began to shift to the regional level. This shift provided an opportunity to strengthen regional and local capacity and to ensure access to high-quality healthcare services that also reflected social equity.
Through the USAID Quality Healthcare (QHC) project, Chemonics supported the Peruvian government’s efforts to improve quality and efficiency of health services for HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, maternal and child health, family planning and reproductive health, and other public health threats. The project provided specialized technical assistance at the local, regional, and national levels to ensure effective and high-quality healthcare for the poorest members of the Peruvian population.