Background
Iquitos is the main city in the Peruvian Amazon, in northeastern Peru, near the border with Brazil. The city houses around 400,000 people. Most economic activity is centered around exploiting natural resources; timber, fishing and subsistence agriculture.
 
The Iquitos region constitutes a heterogeneous ecological and social matrix, encompassing
rural, urban, and the peri-urban communities.
 
In the 1990’s, the entire region experienced an
epidemic of malaria. The cases were
concentrated in the peri-urban area.
 
Satellite image of Iquitos  Google Map
Rural area
Peri-urban
Iquitos City
Rural area