Maestro Cares Foundation is partnering with Fundación Inspira to build a four-story home which will house child patients from low-income backgrounds suffering from cancer and other severe illnesses while they receive the treatment they need in Lima.
These children and their families come from rural areas of Peru, where in most occasions there are no children's hospitals. Therefore, they must leave their homes and travel to the capital in order to receive the care they need. Most of the time, the parents have nowhere to stay in the city and must deal with this added concern. This facility will provide 60 children and their mothers with a home, a safe space and a community while they receive their treatments.
Fundación Inspira is a Peruvian organization founded and led by Doctor and 2018 CNN Hero Ricardo Pun Chong. The foundation strives to help kids continue their medical treatment despite their economic background. They provide housing for children with illnesses such as cancer, cerebral palsy, and cardiac problems. In 12 years they have served over 900 families.
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There are 1.12 physicians per 1,000 people and 1.5 hospital beds per 1,000 individuals.
Source: World Health Organization