Length of ministerial tenure and public health achievements in Peru

Authors

  • Ernesto Gozzer Unidad de Seguridad Sanitaria Global y Diplomacia en Salud, Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano, MSc; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5597-8669
  • Fredy Canchihuamán Unidad de Seguridad Sanitaria Global y Diplomacia en Salud, Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Programa de Líderes en Salud Internacional. Organización Panamericana de la Salud, Washington D.C., US. médico cirujano, MPH, PhD https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5165-2357
  • Vilma Chalco Unidad de Seguridad Sanitaria Global y Diplomacia en Salud, Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. enfermero; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8389-7321
  • Gabriela Huari Unidad de Seguridad Sanitaria Global y Diplomacia en Salud, Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. cirujano dentista https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8936-4924
  • Ana Cisneros-Dionisio Unidad de Seguridad Sanitaria Global y Diplomacia en Salud, Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. químico farmacéutico https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8265-0407
  • Wildo Quispe Unidad de Seguridad Sanitaria Global y Diplomacia en Salud, Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. enfermero https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8529-5167
  • Rubén Espinoza Unidad de Seguridad Sanitaria Global y Diplomacia en Salud, Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano, MSc https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4918-6278

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2021.382.6721

Keywords:

Government Agencies, Public Health Administration, Personnel Turnover, Time Factors, Public Health Policy, Public Health, Peru

Abstract

Short administration periods of a health ministry can jeopardize the implementation and effectiveness of state policies due to changes in management orientation, altering the natural learning process, or other factors. The aim of this article was to determine and compare the tenure length of the ministry of health in Peru, describe its characteristics and discuss its relationship with public health achievements. Between 1935 and 2021, the average tenure was of 13,7 months and the median was 11 months, the longest was found to be 67 months, by Constantino Carvallo, and the shortest was one day, by Javier Correa. The length of ministerial tenure in Peru has a wide range of variation (1 day up to 67 months), it is shorter compared to that of other countries and is decreasing since 2016. Although longer tenures would not be sufficient to guarantee health achievements, it might contribute to the sustainability of health-related actions and have a positive effect on long-term policies.

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Published

2021-04-06

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Gozzer E, Canchihuamán F, Chalco V, Huari G, Cisneros-Dionisio A, Quispe W, et al. Length of ministerial tenure and public health achievements in Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 6 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];38(2):326-36. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/6721

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