FHI 360 has a long history of working with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations to improve and expand health and education services in El Salvador. Since the early 1990s, FHI 360 has supported the efforts of the Salvadoran Ministry of Education to improve the education system for grades K-6 by providing technical assistance for curriculum development, textbook and materials development, teacher training, improved supervision, school-based management and policy dialogue to sustain education reforms. Our programs have also helped to advance social investment and transparency in the education sector.
In partnership with a network of local civil society organizations, FHI 360 has worked at the national and regional levels to improve educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students in lower secondary schools and out-of-school youth living in municipalities with high crime rates.
Strengthening national health systems is also an important part of our work in El Salvador. Since the late 1980s, we have worked with the government to improve HIV prevention and voluntary counseling and testing. Our programs have helped to increase reproductive health services and preventive care and to expand family planning options in the country.