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In Peru, heart attacks, strokes and cancers are the most common cause of early adult deaths. Chronic vascular diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol) and obesity and smoking are the most important causes of heart attacks and strokes. The most common cancers in Peru are stomach and cervical cancer. ┬áSiempre Salud and three communities lying on Peru’s south coastal desert developed a system of prevention, early detection and primary care of these illnesses at a cost that is equivalent to $3.50 per household per month (less than 3% of average household income). Siempre Salud is a community-based organization … Continue reading Our Activities