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Peru sets healthcare example
Unique "solidarity hospitals" offer low-cost medical services in the capital city, Lima.
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2010 21:19 GMT

Peru's capital city Lima is fast becoming a sprawling megacity.

At least nine million people live there, but many lack even the most basic services, such as adequate healthcare.

But that is where Peru's "Solidarity Hospitals" come in. Medical facilities providing low-cost care in and around the city.

Barbara Benitez reports.

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Al Jazeera
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