El Salvador

The Challenge

To develop a step-wise implementation of HPV testing-based cervical cancer screening

The Objectives

To provide on-going technical support for the step-wise implementation of HPV testing-based cervical cancer screening in El Salvador

Our Partners in El Salvador

El Salvador Ministry of Health

The Government of El Salvador has established the Ministry of Public Health (Ministerio de Salud Pública – MINSAL) with the goal of ensuring public health of the citizens of the country and to enable various activities that fall within the responsibility of the State in the context of public health and social care.

Basic Health International

BHI’s mission is to eradicate cervical cancer globally and our vision is a world where no woman dies of cervical cancer, a preventable disease. BHI is currently working on the third phase of a 30,000 women project, The Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (CAPE) in El Salvador that is investigating the feasibility of using a low-cost HPV DNA test as a primary screen to identify women with cervical pre-cancer.

Progress Updates


GC3 Meeting with El Salvador's Minister of Health

Dr. Philip Castle, CEO of the Global Coalition Against Cervical Cancer (GC3), shown meeting with the leadership of the Ministry of Health of El Salvador, including Minister, Dr. Elvia Violeta Menjiva (center in red) and Director of Support and Health Management Program, Dr. Marina Estela Lopez Avalos (left of the Minister), and Basic Health International members.