El Salvador

MSH worked on three projects in El Salvador. The Supply Chain Management System Project (SCMS), was funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to help deliver an uninterrupted supply of high-quality, affordable products including: antiretroviral drugs; drugs to treat opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis; and drugs and supplies for palliative and home-based care, HIV rapid test kits, and laboratory equipment. The project focused on improving forecasting (to determine what drugs are really needed), aggregating demand and negotiating lower prices, and bringing the delivery mechanism closer to the point of use through regional warehouses.

Under the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative, MSH provided ongoing technical assistance to improve the quality of, access to, and use of health services at the primary and secondary levels of care for the poorest 20 percent of the population. This technical assistance focused on expanding essential obstetric and neonatal care, newborn and child health, family planning services, assuring quality in those services, monitoring and use of health information system data for decision-making, and results-based financing models.

USAID|PASCA LMG provided technical assistance mainly to CONASIDA (currently CONAVIH), which is the multi-sectoral entity on HIV, chaired by the Ministry of Health, which has an HIV/AIDS program in charge of exercising technical leadership at the national level. USAID|PASCA LMG also provided assistance to civil society organizations and multi-sectoral entities on human rights and gender-based violence.

USAID|PASCA LMG contributed to the following key achievements in El Salvador:

  1. Strengthened advocacy activities to support Global Fund grant applications.
  2. Support for the Ministry of Health in updating, approving, and implementing the technical guidelines for integral health care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexual (LGBTI) population and approval of the Inter-Institutional Protocol for the Care of Persons Experiencing Sexual Violence.
  3. Advocacy to increase the Ministry of Health budget for antiretroviral drugs from US$934,525 to US$2.5 million in 2016.

Our Projects

Project Name Health Systems Health Areas Date
Supply Chain Management System
Completed
Pharmaceutical Management HIV & AIDS 2006 - 2016
Salud Mesoamérica Initiative
Completed
Leadership, Management & Governance Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health May 07, 2013 - September 13, 2017
Program for Strengthening the Central American Response to HIV
Completed
Leadership, Management & Governance HIV & AIDS 2014 - 2017
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