Reaching flood-affected women and girls in northern Peru
18 Août 2017
  • Flooding and heavy rains left the northern coast of Peru in a state of emergency earlier this year. UNFPA deployed mobile brigades in displacement camps and hard-to-reach areas. © UNFPA Peru/Angela Valverde

  • The mobile brigades included physicians, gynaecologists, obstetricians, psychologists and social workers. Together, they restored women’s access to sexual and reproductive health care. © UNFPA Peru/Angela Valverde

  • UNFPA also supported community awareness sessions. In some cases, performers used drama and humour to spread messages about disease prevention, safety and health. © UNFPA Peru/Angela Valverde

  • More than 150 sessions were held, reaching more than 10,000 women with messages about maternal health care, preventing unintended pregnancy and addressing gender-based violence. © Agencia EFE

  • UNFPA also provided medical and surgical equipment and technical assistance. A UNFPA reproductive health expert speaks to obstetricians in Piura. © UNFPA Peru/Angela Valverde

  • More than 14,500 hygiene and protection kits were distributed, as well. These kits contain supplies such as soap, sanitary napkins, whistles, flashlights and padlocks. © UNFPA Peru/Willy Lino

  • “If a problem arises and we blow the whistle, the community will come to our help,” said Carmela [name changed for privacy]. © UNFPA Peru/Angela Valverde

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