Department of Global HealthWhere We Work


GHED - Peru

  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

    The Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) is a leading research and educational institution located in Lima. UTMB has active partnerships with several entities within UPCH.

    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt

    For many years, faculty from UTMB have collaborated with the Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt to strengthen training and research in tropical infectious diseases. Within this partnership, a long history of faculty and student exchanges has allowed for exchange of knowledge and creation of new opportunities.

    Unidad de Investigación en Enfermedades Emergentes y Cambio Climatico (Emerge)

    The UPCH Unidad de Investigación en Enfermedades Emergentes y Cambio Climatico (Emerge) works to study the intersection between climate change and emerging infectious diseases. Emerge also hosts a collaborative field epidemiology training course each year for an interprofessional cohort of students.

    UPCH-UTMB Collaborative Research Center – Cusco

    The UPCH – UTMB Collaborative Research Center in Cusco was founded by researchers at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and UTMB's Division of Infectious Diseases as a joint effort to augment research and educational capacity in the Cusco region. It was officially opened in January of 2012. The Center's current research focuses on diseases of travelers to Cusco (including traveler's diarrhea and altitude illness), undifferentiated febrile disease epidemiology, and neglected tropical diseases in the surrounding region. Dr. Miguel Cabada, Associate Professor in the UTMB Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Center, has been funded by NIH to study the impact of Fasciola hepatica in the community, including the use of One Health approaches to inform prevention and control strategies. Through a network of local relationships, the Center offers experiences for students in the areas of laboratory research, community health outreach, and language training.

    El Comedor

    El Comedor is a community-based project in the Ermitaño Alto Health Center in Lima supported by the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, UTMB, and the Institute for Collaboration in Health. Its purpose is to improve the nutritional status of children under the age of 3 in the town of Ermitaño Alto, in the Independencia District of Lima. Over the course of six months, El Comedorprovides two nutritious meals five days a week to children between 6 and 36 months who are either currently malnourished or deemed to be at risk for malnutrition. An on-site dietician and nutritionists also teach mothers how to use low-cost, locally relevant ingredients to prepare healthy meals for their children, and educate them on the importance of good nutrition for optimal physical and mental development.

  • Programa Médico Esperanza Amazónica del Perú
    The Programa Médico Esperanza Amazónica del Perú (PMEAP) is a non-profit organization focused on improving the health of populations living along the Amazon River in Perú. It is one of the two organizations supported by the Scotland-based Vine Trust, which mobilizes volunteers and technical support to empower and improve the lives of water-bound impoverished communities in both Tanzania and Perú. With the support of the Institute for Collaboration in Health, UTMB has supported the development and installation of an electronic health record that can help track the health impact of the PMEAP program and generate data for health service management.
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    Field work, Lima, Peru.

    Team members at dinner.