2003 Winner
Winners:
Piura, Peru - Comunidad Local de Administracion de Salud SECHURA (CLAS SECHURA)
2003
Publication:
The Participation and Local Management Program in Peru
Sponsored By:
The Participation and Local Management Program in Peru
Jurisdiction:
Peru
The experience that took place in Sechura shows that a combined and multi-sector action (involving local government, sub-prefecture, national police, and ministries of education, health and defense, among others) is required to successfully address an epidemic like the Dengue fever. In particular, the diffusion of information, and therefore the support of the media, is necessary to carry out successful preventive operations.