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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Peru

Location: Iquitos

Total Budget: $240,350

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health

The Loreto regional hospital "Felipe Arriola Iglesias" located in the city of Iquitos, Punchana district. province of Maynas, department of Loreto, is easily accessible for the user who lives in the urban and peri-urban area of ​​the districts of Punchana, Iquitos, Belén and San Juan, likewise the hospital provides its services to the population that comes from any point of the region for being a Level III-1 regional reference establishment.

- In 2019, 52,568 services were performed. Likewise, patients from other provinces of Loreto located in the interior of the region and from rural areas are treated.

- From 2018 to 2023 there were 1,563 deaths that corresponded to newborns due to vaginal and cesarean deliveries.

- In the last 05 years there were 2,133 premature births, which represent 54.6% of mortality.

- The high mortality rate of newborns was due to the following diagnosis: babies who did not receive timely care while inside the mother's womb and were born without completing their life cycle.

- The regional hospital does not have sufficient infrastructure and first response teams to care for premature babies and full-term births with survival difficulties.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4465

Rotary Club of: San Juan Bautista-Iquitos

Primary Contact: Layde Tafur Castillo

Email: laydetafurc90@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5300

Rotary Club of: Las Vegas WON

Primary Contact: Chehab Elawar

Email: shabdg201415@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $234,560
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2462559.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





San Juan Bautista-Iquitos (4465)





Las Vegas WON (5300)





Trujillo Seņorial (4465)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 with $100 DDF by Chehab Elawar of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas WON, District 5300.


by Chehab Elawar

System Entry: Pledge of $1 by Chehab Elawar of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas WON, District 5300.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $10 by ALBERTO BALTA of the Rotary Club of Trujillo Señorial, District 4465.

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