El Salvador

Basic Health International

In 2007, ICA Foundation donated 150 LNG IUS to a local organization in El Salvador, BasicHealth, a non-governmental organization collaborating with in-country partners to enhance quality of health care service provision. LNG IUS were provided through rural women’s health care centers, while training and provision counseling was conducted for a range of health care providers.


AmeriCares is an international disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization that provides immediate response to emergency medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs around the world. As part of a global collaboration with the ICA Foundation, AmeriCares initiated its incorporation of LNG IUS into El Salvador’sClinica Integral de Atención Familiar. This state-of-the-art primary care facility serves the rural community of Santiago de María and surrounding areas.

With a total of 500 donations starting in 2012, AmeriCares incorporates LNG IUS into existing gynecologic and family planning services at the Clinic, and also extends products and services out to a national network of 43 public health institutions throughout El Salvador.