CABEI Supports the Government of El Salvador in its Efforts to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic


Through a US$500,000 grant, Salvadoran health authorities will be able to purchase medicines, medical supplies and food, among other items.

San Salvador, October 28, 2021.- To support the Republic of El Salvador in its efforts to implement actions to contain and prevent the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the Ministry of Health of El Salvador (MINSAL) formalized this Thursday a non-reimbursable financial cooperation agreement for US$500,000.

CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, indicated that "the resources that CABEI is channeling to complement the efforts of the SICA member states are in support of the authorities to address the health emergency caused by the pandemic in a timely manner. We are pleased to continue supporting our member countries as we have done since the beginning of the crisis".

Raúl Castaneda and the Minister of Health, Dr. José Francisco Alabi Montoya, in the presence of the CABEI Director for El Salvador, Mr. Luis Rodríguez, the Vice Minister of Health, Dr. Carlos Gabriel Alvarenga, the Vice Minister of Health Operations, Dr. Karla Díaz, the head of the International Relations and Health Cooperation Office (ORIS), Dr. Elmer Roberto Bonilla, and the National Director of Hospitals, Dr. Carmen Guadalupe Melara.

This grant is part of the US$3.06 billion COVID-19 Emergency Support and Preparedness Program and its economic reactivation, approved by CABEI's Board of Directors in mid-2020, which aims to support efforts to prevent and contain the virus, as well as the implementation of short- and medium-term actions to strengthen the regional economy.