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Photos from El Salvador: Preparations for the Five-Year Plan to Stop Chagas Disease, 2005


The year 2005 is strategically significant for Central America, in that it is close to the end of 2010, the deadline for compliance with the goal of interrupting transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi. El Salvador is one of the countries working towards meeting the regional goal and thus preserving the health of its people. The country is in the process of concluding preparations for its Five-Year Plan for Chagas Control: 2006–2010.

The advisor asking for clarification on the interpretation of local entomological data.

IPCA Secretariat
The IPCA Secretariat acting as facilitator for the discussions.

problem tree
Workshop participants contructing problem tree.

At the end of May 2005, to construct the basis for said plan, the country received technical support from the Brazilian consultant Dr. Antonio Silveira. Then a workshop was held from 16–17 June 2005, to build the actual plan by developing a matrix for the logical framework. Participants included representatives from the Ministry of Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS), the Salvadoran Red Cross, the Association of Municipalities of the Republic of El Salvador (COMURES), the Department of Central American Social Integration / Department of Central American Integration (SISCA/SICA), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the Secretariat of PAHO's Initiative of Central American Countries to Interrupt Vectoral and Transfusional Transmission of Chagas Disease (IPCA).

Photos courtesy of Jun Nakagawa, PAHO-JICA Regional Advisor on Chagas, PAHO-Honduras. Click on the thumbnail images to view them in their original size (in JPG).

More photos: El Salvador   |   Honduras

Guatemala: Mission 2005 | 2002 |  team in action |  project | blood-testing | IVM

Central American Vectors: T. dimidiata   |   R. prolixus   |
R. pallescens
  |   Lifecycle

Vulnerable housing   |   Disease victims

PAHO Chagas Page

SISCA/SICA Advisor, Vice Minister of Health, PAHO Representative & Regional JICA Coordinator attending workshop inauguration.

working group analyzing situation
The Working Group analyzing the current situation.

objectives tree
Workshop participants constructing objectives tree.

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