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



Overview 

CA-3-P011183001
$2,000,000
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (41121)
2022-03-24 - 2026-06-30
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Peru (100.00%)

Sector 

• 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)

Description 

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
Transactions
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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