Peru – Principal Recipient of country project funded by the Global Fund without management capacity

Logo Ronda 10 PeruThe change of the Principal Recipient for the second phase of the project financed by the Global Fund has generated serious delays in the implementation of activities that mainly affect populations of sexual diversity in Peru.

Inaction and discomfort are perceived every day due to the Principal Recipient’s postponements to assume the costs of rental of offices where community groups meet. Also, the educational economic support for trans women in 8 different regions of the country such as Lima, Callao, Ica, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Loreto, Ucayali and San Martín has been affected.

Julio Gilvonio Alegría, representative of vulnerable populations before the multi-sectoral National Coordinating Committee on Health, expressed his discomfort and blamed the management team Parsalud II, by their inability to conduct a community project.

“It is an untenable situation. The failure and mismanagement of the Principal Recipient increase since we have to wait slow administrative processes”. Said Julio Gilvonio. “This shows that the State cannot assume a community project. If the situation began this way, how is it going to be during the next three years? I don’t even want to think about it!”

Before this situation, 11 lesbian, gay, trans and bisexual organizations from Loreto, San Martín and Ucayali, in the jungle of the Peru, issued a joint communiqué, in which they expressed their concerns about the slow pace in the management of the PR.

The document, among other things, stated that “it is true that a new Principal Receptor for the implementation of the second phase of the Global Fund in Peru has been chosen, which was supposed to improve the process, but we did not observe or perceive such progress, on the contrary, the situation of incorrect, and not timely communication has us concerned (…)”

On the selection of sub-recipients, Teresa Ayala, Vice President of CONAMUSA, reported that on September 23rd, they started with a committee of selection, and have already begun the revision of the bases and contracts. Also, in the coming days, the call will be published.

An alternative solution which allows to carry out and continue all of the activities is urgently needed. The project has a very strong community component that includes HIV prevention activities.

The second phase of the project will last until 2016 and it is necessary to give immediate solution to bureaucratic problems in order to avoid further delays in the implementation, taking into account the thousands of beneficiaries of the LGBT communities in the country.