Online Program

Country Ownership: The case of Peru

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Laura C Altobelli, DrPH, MPH, Future Generations, Lima, Peru
Health care in the community of Las Moras in Huánuco, Peru, consisted of a poorly equipped one-room health post staffed by an auxiliary nurse and visited by few patients. Then in 1994 the primary health care facility in Las Moras and about 250 others throughout the country were incorporated into a new government-community partnership for the delivery, management, financing and monitoring of primary health care services, called the Shared Administration Program. The program formed committees of locally elected community members, called “Comunidades Locales de Administración de Salud” (CLAS), into private non-profit associations to collaboratively manage government funds for primary health care services. This presentation will give an overview of the CLAS approach and how since the inception of CLAS, Future Generations, a private non-profit organization, has worked with the government, civil society and local communities to design the CLAS system and build the capacity of government and communities to thrive within the CLAS framework.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Advocacy for health and health education

Learning Objectives:
Discuss aid effectiveness in Peru

Keyword(s): Adult Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working in public health nationally and internationally for more than 25 years and have presented nationally and internationally
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.