Project profile — Venezuelan Health Professionals Strengthen Peru’s Health System


UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (41121)
2022-03-24 - 2026-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Peru (100.00%)


• Health, General: Medical services (12191) (50.00%)
• Basic Health: Health personnel development (12281) (35.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Reproductive health care (13020) (15.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to increase the economic independence of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, particularly women with professional qualifications in Peru's health sector. Project activities include: (1) facilitating the degree revalidation processes; (2) supporting skills upgrading of revalidated professionals through access to continuing online education; (3) promoting the recruitment of certified Venezuelan professionals by employers in the health sector and other sectors; and (4) assisting professionals in gaining experience in the local job market through subsidized, short-term placements with local health facilities, health service providers, and other organizations in the public and private sectors. The project targets at least 2,500 Venezuelan professionals (50% women) in the health sector and other sectors, including at least 600 professionals in sectors other than health. It aims to focus primarily on Lima, a concentrated area in Peru with 85% of the Venezuelan population, other regions with refugee and migrant populations, and where they are most needed.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) improved professional qualifications of Venezuelan refugee and migrant professionals, particularly women, recognized by Peru's health sector and other sectors; (2) increased equitable, decent, formal employment opportunities for qualified Venezuelan refugees and migrants, particularly for women; and (3) increased acceptance of Venezuelan refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, particularly women, in the Peruvian host society.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) supported 215 Venezuelan refugees and migrants (89% women) out of the targeted 300 in becoming certified as health professionals in Peru, by the revalidation of their degree with the National Superintendence of Higher Education (SUNEDU) and/or registry with the relevant Professional Boards; (2) 122 Venezuelan refugee and migrant health professionals (84% women) out of the targeted 350 have received a job placement according to their degrees and experience in seven private and one public health centres; (3) improved professional qualifications recognized by Peru’s health sector by increasing equitable, decent and formal employment opportunities for qualified Venezuelan refugees and migrants, particularly for women; and (4) increased independence and empowerment of Venezuelan refugees and migrants with professional qualifications in Peru’s health sector, particularly women.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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