Peru has seen great progress towards the goal of providing universal health coverage
to its population but still faces structural barriers to provide accessible and quality
care . At the same time, Peru is going through a demographic and epidemiological transition,
with an increasing disease burden from non-communicable diseases, with significant
increases in cancer, CVD and diabetes, especially in urban areas. Measuring how the
Peruvian health system is responding to these challenges requires a solid set of health
sector statistics and indicators, underpinned by a robust health information system.
The breadth and depth of data must be relevant and applicable to decision making at
all levels of the health system, both to respond to national policy needs as well
as comparing Peru in a regional and global context. This report assesses the status
and availability of Peru’s routinely reported health sector data and statistics as
well as the underlying data infrastructure. The report provides a set of recommendations
to improve the health information system and to strengthen data coverage and comparability
as Peru’s health care system develops.