El Salvador

National Institute of Public Health

Calle Arce No. 827
San Salvador, El Salvador

Ernesto Pleitos - Director
http://www.salud.gob.sv

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Institute Profile

El Salvador's National Institute of Public Health has a mandate from the government to provide technical and scientific information in the field of health. The insitute is at the forefront of producing evidence based information and is involved in the creation of national health policy. 

The strategic objectives of the institute are: 

  • Surveillance, monitoring, evaluation and analysis of the determinants and risks and threats to public health
  • Health communication and information
  • Development of Human Resources and Training in Public Health
  • Quality control for health and environment inputs and outputs of
  • Health Research
  • Production of strategic inputs for health
  • Organizational Development

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El Salvador Facts

POPULATION:

6,227,500

SIZE:

21,040 sq km

GDP (USD):

$23.1 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$6,630

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

- Coronary Heart Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Violence
- Influenza and Pneumonia
- Diabetes

INFANT MORTALITY:

14 deaths/1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 68 
Female: 76

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings