Supporting Plan Esperanza

Partnership objectives

Support the Peruvian government on the first public cancer coverage for people with low incomes.

Cancer coverage in Peru has increased from 25% to 44% since the start of the government’s Plan Esperanza. Cancer coverage in Peru has increased from 25% to 44% since the start of the government’s Plan Esperanza. Copyright Roche

What are the health needs and challenges?

Until recently, public healthcare funding for cancer treatment was unattainable for the majority of Peruvians. In 2012, a new National Oncology Plan by the Peruvian government, known as Plan Esperanza or Plan Hope, was set up to address this and provide access for treatment of most common cancers.

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

Roche Peru has been supporting the plan with educational cancer awareness campaigns and by strengthening diagnostic testing, as well as helping establish healthcare facilities and assisting with medicine pricing. For the first time, cancer care is now available for the general population.

Partnership information

Company(ies) Roche

Partner(s) Peru Ministry of Health

Type of Partner(s) Government

Therapeutic Focus Non-Communicable Diseases, Women and Children's Health

Disease(s) Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Childhood Cancers, Children's Health, Women's Health

Program Type(s) Availability of Treatment - Differential Pricing, Availability of Treatment - Financial Support, Health System Infrastructure - Development of Physical Infrastructure, Health System Infrastructure - Training, Prevention Programs - Awareness & Outreach

Targeted Population(s) Men, Patients in needs of treatment, People with low income, Women

Region(s) Latin America & Caribbean

Number of Countries 1

Country(ies) Peru

Start Date 2012

More information Roche Access to Healthcare

Anticipated completion date Ongoing