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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given nearly US$1 million to UNICEF to improve the health and development of children in Peru. The donation, which was made on Friday, April 12, 2024, focuses on the regions of Huancavelica, Loreto, Ucayali and Lima.

The donation will go towards two projects. The first will focus on early detection of vision and hearing problems in newborns, helping more than 8,000 children. This project equips health centers, trains personnel and implements protocols to strengthen the healthcare system in detecting these impairments.

The second project will concentrate on improving access to water and hygiene services in 20 schools in the same regions, benefiting over 20,000 students.

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