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Within the framework of the VAMOS JUNTAS Project, medical equipment, medicines and supplies were delivered for quality childbirth care in the district of San Juan de Lurigancho. This project is funded by the United States Office of Population, Refugees and Migrants (PRM).

San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, Peru - Aligned with the UNFPA transformative result to reduce preventable maternal deaths, the Vamos Juntas Project delivered a donation of medical equipment, medicines and supplies to the Centro de Salud 10 de octubre in order to strengthen clinical childbirth care, that is, the one that occurs in a health establishment. This donation is the result of a sum of efforts and coordination between the Vamos Juntas Project and the Integrated Health Networks Directorates (IHN) Lima Center.

The donation was delivered on July 8th and was attended by the Head of the Health Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health of DIRIS Lima Centro, María Arcos Salazar, as well as the Director of the Directorate of Medications, Supplies and Drugs of the Diris LC, Edwin Quispe, in addition to having the support of the medical and assistance staff of the health center, who expressed their satisfaction at seeing that their daily work will be strengthened and will help more women at risk to benefit. In the district of SJL, it is expected to serve more than 4,875 pregnant women per month, and the establishment on the Centro de Salud 10 de octubre covers a percentage of this demand.

The donation consisted of 10 kits for safe childbirth and equipment for clinical emergencies related to childbirth, as well as medical instruments, medicines and supplies such as stethoscopes, sutures, tourniquets, resuscitation masks, scales, medical material sterilizers and a large quantity of implements necessary for migrant and Peruvian women from the district of San Juan de Lurigancho who come to this establishment, to enjoy a quality birth, ensuring their life and that of their newborn baby.

"We appreciate the important contribution as part of the implementation process of this and other establishments that are benefited for the care of the population in imminent childbirth," said Dr. Juan Francisco Gonzáles, Director of Monitoring and Health Management of the Diris Lima Center. , who received the donation on behalf of the health sector through Dr. Gracia Subiría, manager of the Vamos Juntas project.

Vamos Juntas sin Fronteras ni Barreras: Promoting the sexual and reproductive health of women in San Juan de Lurigancho is one of the UNFPA projects with funding from the Office of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) of the United States Department of State that is being implemented with our partners Flora Tristán and PRISMA, framed in its humanitarian response strategy and is aligned with its new Country Program 2022-2026 and the global effort to: (A) put an end to preventable maternal deaths, (B) end the unmet need for family planning, (C) end gender-based violence and all harmful practices, including child marriage and female genital mutilation.