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COVID-19 Vaccines

El Salvador receives 3 million COVID-19 vaccines, 1.5 from the U.S. and 1.5 from China

The second week in July is full of good news for Salvadorans regarding the fight against COVID-19. The country received a total of 3 million COVID-19 vaccines. 1.5 million from the U.S. through the COVAX program and 1.5 million from China, acquired by the Government of El Salvador from … Read more

El Salvador National Hospitals

El Salvador National Hospitals

The El Salvador National Hospitals are located in the capital cities of each department and in towns with large populations. The hospitals in El Salvador offer services such as internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology. Departmental hospitals Departmental hospitals are located in the departmental capitals and cities … Read more


World Health Organization “WHO” certifies El Salvador as a malaria-free country

Today, the World Health Organization, WHO, certified El Salvador as a malaria-free country. The certification was recommended by a team of specialists, which the WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Group endorsed. El Salvador is the first malaria-free country in Central America and the third in America to receive such certification, … Read more

Health Minister Alabi

El Salvador begins COVID-19 vaccination, giving priority to health care personnel

Health Minister Francisco Alabi injected the first COVID-19 vaccine in El Salvador; standing next to him was president Nayib Bukele. Mirna Moreno, a nurse who works in the front-line at Dr. Juan José Fernández hospital, also known as Zacamil hospital, was the first person in El Salvador to receive … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine

El Salvador to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX program

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) reported on January 1st that El Salvador is one of the four nations in Latin America that will receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the first round and through the COVAX program. The COVAX program is a global initiative that aims to … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine in El Salvador

El Salvador is getting ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine from AstraZeneca

On Wednesday, December 30th, 2020, the Salvadoran National Directorate of Medicines authorized the import, distribution, and use of the COVID-19 Vaccine from AstraZeneca. The governmental entity’s approval is the first step for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to enter the country. The announcement came on the same day that the … Read more

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease affects 1 out of 10 Salvadorans, including children

According to a 2019 peer-reviewed study in MEDICC, “chronic kidney disease has reached epidemic proportions in El Salvador.” The number of people affected by this silent illness is staggering; it is the second cause of death in men and the third cause of hospital mortality for adults. A 2017 … Read more

Water Crissis in El Salvador

Salvadorans endure COVID-19 without running water to wash their hands.

One of the most essential aspects of COVID-19 prevention is regularly washing your hands; however, hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans are facing COVID-19 without reliable access to water. According to the United Nations, more than 600,000 people did not have access to any type of drinking water and sanitation services in … Read more

Hospital El Salvador

Hospital El Salvador. Taking care of COVID-19 patients.

El Salvador hospital is the new health facility built by the Nayib Bukele administration. It was built between March and August 2020 for the sole purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. El Salvador hospital was built on the grounds of the International Fair and Convention Center or CIFCO. In March … Read more

Coronavirus El Salvador

Coronavirus El Salvador. See the latest available info.

Totals COVID-19 cases in El Salvador as of If you live in El Salvador and have an emergency related to coronavirus, you can call 132 from any Salvadoran phone network and ask for help or ask questions. COVID-19 Cases in Central America as of  *Nicaragua is not listed because … Read more