The government of El Salvador, through the Ministry of Health (MINSAL), will distribute MNPs as part of a strategy for anemia reduction in early childhood. Families in 14 low-income municipalities (Ilobasco, San Antonio Masahuat, Santa María Ostuma, San Esteban Catarina, San Ildefonso, Tacuba, Chiltiupan, San Cristóbal, Monte San Juan, Apastepeque, Tecoluca, el Sauce, Sensuntepeque y Sociedad) chosen based on a poverty map by income.
This is the first time MNPs are distributed in El Salvador. The decision is a result of the Salvadorian governments in reducing the prevalence of anemia among children 6-24 months by 10 points. At present the prevalence of anemia in El Salvador among this age group is 42% and it is expected to be reduced to 32%.
|Tue, 11/01/2016 - 14:30||engesveenk||Edited by kmzillmer.||published|
|Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:57||kmzillmer||Created by kmzillmer.||draft|