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El Salvador to receive support from the World Bank to strengthen their response to COVID-19

By Portal & Asociados - 16/06/2020

The World Bank approved a loan of US$20 million to support El Salvador immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project, prepared in an expedited manner, will allow the country to invest in laboratory and hospital equipment, including ventilators, respirators, beds and special equipment for intensive care units and supplies for the protection of health care personnel, among others.

“We continue to collaborate with the governments of El Salvador and the countries of Central America with rapid actions to provide additional support to strengthen their health systems and address this emergency, including the activation of emergency components of projects under implementation and the swift preparation of new projects," said Seynabou Sakho, World Bank Director for Central America. 

The US$20 million “El Salvador COVID-19 Emergency Response Project” aims to help prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen the national public health system. The Project will allow El Salvador to invest in:

-Hospital equipment such as ventilators, respirators, vital sign monitoring systems, beds and equipment for intensive care units,

-Medical supplies, including medicines, vaccines and supplies for the protection of health personnel,

-Training for health personnel in public hospitals, and

-Communication and health education efforts for citizens and health personnel, including culturally appropriate educational materials for vulnerable populations.

By Portal & Asociados - 16/06/2020
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