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Acta Médica Peruana

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CASTRO QUIROZ, José A.; MEDINA, Julio; COSENTINO ESQUERRE, Carlos  and  CASTILLO VELASQUEZ, Oscar. The international cooperation in helth I: Tunupa or the architecture of links with development. Acta méd. peruana [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.3, pp.181-186. ISSN 1728-5917.

In the last years International cooperation or international aid in health, has been taken a relevant role in the accomplishment of health services reform, on the equality and poverty alleviation policies and in general promoting the social development of our country. Nevertheless, its knowledge and its management are still limited, reason why the present revision tries to contribute to its knowledge, focusing on its architecture, structure, philosophy and links with development. For it through a rethinking process, its probable origin is mentioned, detailing the basic concepts that nourish it and that cross their conception and evolution, analyzing them through seven paradigms that distort approaches, difficult its own evolution and its better management. It concludes in an analytical framework of the international cooperation in health.

Keywords : International cooperation; cooperation sources; development; solidarity; national efforts.

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