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Name: PROSA, Program for the Self-Help and Support of Seropositive Persons
Street 1: Avenida Cuba 523
Street 2:
City: Jesus Maria
Province: Lima
Post Code: 11
Country: Peru
Phone: 51 01 2660746
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Julio Cesar
Last Name: Cruz Requenes
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 51 01 2660746

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Emily Rose
Last Name: Topalanchik
Title: Project Assistant
Phone: 51 957805672

General Information

Board Constituency: Communities
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Patient Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
The Peruvian Patient Network was formed in 2007 by 13 regions of Peru to establish a commitment to strengthen social vigilance and advocacy to guarantee the respect for human rights related to health care.
While the Peruvian government, for the last 3 presidential terms, has tried to establish public policies oriented in the universal access to free, continuous, opportune and quality health care with priority in zones of vulnerability and poverty, this change has not been achieved.

The Peruvian Network of Patients has identified 3 areas of intervention: vigilance, advocacy and formation of activists. The Network currently functions as a vigilance body, helping to guarantee constant access to medicines and ensure the regulation of patents. Advocacy focuses on involving the government to promote policies oriented in health promotion and prevention, guarantee more investment in resources for attention in the first level of health care and leading a declaration of a state of emergency in the health system for Non-Contagious Diseases.
Future plans include training activists to engage, at the community level, in the decentralization of the health care system, assist in health promotion and in the guarantee of access to medicines.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 0
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Technical assistance and advice
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Currently, the Peruvian Network of Patients works strong in social vigilance, working to guarantee timely and quality access to medication. The Network is also active the political advocacy, participating in public management by invitation of the Health Ministry, suggesting national agendas focusing on equal, timely and economical access to medicine, and advising health promotion and prevention strategies.
In addition, the Network works intra-organizationaly to strengthen and empower the organizations that conform the network so that each may promote activities, develop abilities and continue advocacy and vigilance in its respective region.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Peru
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Held a meeting in Lima, Peru in July 2012 in with the National Superintendant of Civil Society for the Security of Health in order to participate in the public management of funds.
Held a national meeting in Lima with all the organizations involved in the Peruvian Patient Network in august 2012 in order to formulate an agenda for the Peruvian government to increase public spending for infrastructure, equipment and human resources in health centers throughout the country.


Declaration of interests:
The Peruvian Network fo Patients does not declare any interests that would negatively affect its participation in the Global Partnership to Stop TB.

Application date: September 18, 2012
Last updated: September 19, 2012