El Salvador

El Salvador, located in Central America, has a population of 5.4 million people with a life expectancy of 68 years (male) and 74 years (female). Political and administrative crisis weakened the health system and a health reform in 2009 aimed to establish a new health system based on primary health care. The National Development Plan 2014 – 2019 and the National Health Policy 2014-2019 laid out the continuation of this reform. Accompanied by a Five-Year Development Plan 2014-2019, the policy strives towards universal health coverage and reduced health inequality via four axes: investment in human resources for health and health infrastructure, improvement of health financing and health management. The UHC Partnership (UHC-P) supports the implementation of the National Health Policy since 2018. In 2019, the UHC-P facilitates the evaluation of the reform and assists in the development of a national human resources plan to expand health service delivery and benefits. The UHC-P seeks to improve better use of essential medicines and health technologies for NCDs. UHC-P also assists in the development of a roadmap for a national information system for medicines and a framework for medicines management within the public sector. You can find important country documents here.

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