Ariela Luna was on Tuesday sworn in as
in a ceremony held at Lima-based Government Palace.
Luna had been serving as Deputy Minister of Social Policy and Evaluation at Midis.
She also worked as an advisor to the Ministry of Education in the development of school health and national food programs.
Luna was part of the Reform Support Program of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), where she was also coordinator of the Health Management Department, as well as technical coordinator of the Program.
In addition, she was Director General of Health Promotion and Chief of the Cabinet of Advisors at Minsa.
The new head of the sector —who has 29 years of experience in the public sector— is a medical surgeon from the National University of San Marcos, with a diploma in Anthropology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) and a Master's Degree in Public Health from the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia (UPCH).
Luna also worked on social projects with funding from the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the NGO Kallpa.