The first Peru Advisory Board meeting was held on January 25, 2017. It was an important milestone for COHESION’s work in Peru. Advisors of diverse backgrounds and local team members participated in a cooperative session where the advisors repeatedly expressed their interest in contributing to the success of the project.
The members of the Advisory Board in Peru have expertise in preventive medicine, public health, epidemiology, health innovation, health communication, medical anthropology, research methods, non-communicable diseases, parasitology and tropical diseases.
During the meeting this group of experts contributed to the discussion on COHESION’s research components and methods, and provided suggestions for the upcoming activities. Furthermore, the advisors proposed a new meeting once data collection and analysis has been completed, to work together in the design of potential interventions.