The U.S. government, through the Southern Command’s Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), officially handed over the Conchagua Municipal Clinic in La Unión, a project that was financed by the program. The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Katherine Dueholm, came to Conchagua to deliver the new medical clinic.
This new resource will benefit more than 10,000 inhabitants of the municipality of Conchagua and surrounding areas, who will have access to health care closer to their homes. In addition to the infrastructure, medicine and medical furniture were delivered to equip the clinic. As a first activity in the facilities, a medical day was held with the support of the Armed Forces of El Salvador, to provide immediate response to the needs of the community.
In her first visit to eastern El Salvador, the diplomat took the opportunity to meet with the mayors of Chirilagua, Santa Rosa de Lima, Meanguera del Golfo and Conchagua to learn about their needs and projects. The United States is committed to working with local governments to bring development opportunities to their municipalities.