2010-2014 Strategic Plan to Establish a National Institute of Public Health

El Salvador’s Ministry of Health to complete its 2010-2014 strategic plan to establish a national institute of public health that can generate scientific evidence to address the main chronic and emerging health problems in the country. The creation of a new institute of public health has been high on the list of priorities for Dr Maria Isabel Rodriguez, El Salvador’s Minister of Health, and with the short term grant from IANPHI to develop a strategic plan for the NPHI, her vision is one step closer to reality. IANPHI member FIOCRUZ in Brazil will provide strategic planning assistance.