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1. Decree No. 875 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that the Neonatal Alianza of El Salvador, is a set of governmental organizations, national and international non-governmental institutions, international cooperation agencies and professional associations, which have joined forces in order to advocate and promote the health of the infant, including the rights approach. In fulfillment of this mission, it has been promoting breastfeeding, banks of human milk, and parent program and Kangaroo mother along with other measures to reduce infant mortality.
II.-that prematurity is a global health problem, recognized by the World Health Organization - who, since it is the first condition of neonatal death and contributes to the mortality of children under five years of age.
III.-that annually because of prematurity dies a baby every 30 seconds, which is equivalent to the death of one million one hundred thousand infants, placing this status to the same level of mortality from breast cancer; that annually, die a million one hundred thousand babies that were born before time, and the birth premature kills to a baby every 30 seconds, placing is this condition in the mortality global to the same level that the cancer of breast.
IV.-that although not all prematurity is preventable, there are certain measures to reduce premature births which need to be knowledge of the population in general.
V-in El Salvador, the neonatal mortality rate, according to national health family 2008 - 2008 FESAL survey, was 9 per 1,000 live births and that the National Strategic Plan for the reduction of maternal mortality, Perinatal and Neonatal 2011 - 2014 poses as a goal for December 2014 reduce 7.5 per 1,000 live births.
VI. - that is working to help the children infants and premature, through strategies such as the Kangaroo program and human milk banks, implemented currently in three hospitals in the country in this sense: San Juan de Dios, Santa Ana, San Miguel and national women's Hospital San Juan de Dios.
VII.-that are also driving the implementation of research studies that allow to know the factors associated with preterm birth, in order to promote actions that contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with preterm birth.
2 VIII.-There is also a guide for the care of the minor prematurity of two thousand grams, which aims to systematize the development of a network of reference, return and tracking agile, timely, quality and warmth for Preemies who graduate from neonatal units, as well as the opportunity to be closely evaluated in the neuro-development, detection of problems and the beginning early rehabilitation , in those cases in which disabilities are detected.
IX. There is world day of prematurity, which is held each November 17, an initiative at the global level involving more than 50 countries and has with the support of UNICEF and the world Organization of the health - who.
X that the aim of the world day of prematurity is to alert the international community on this issue, with events and activities that aim to draw attention to the global problem of preterm birth as a cause of death and morbidity among the newborn babies around the world.
XI. the institutions members of the Neonatal Alianza of El Salvador, are aware that the actions in health during early childhood are essential for the development and growth of children, and this has a positive impact in the short, medium and long term in the health of the population and the development of the country.
XII.-that the world of prematurity day is an opportunity to make the problem of prematurity is placed on the public agenda as an action that can contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the deputies and members: Othon Sigfrido Reyes Morales, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Sandra Marlene Salgado García, Irma Lourdes Palacios Vásquez, Damian Alegria, Ana Lucía Baires de Martínez, Blanca Estela Reyes Barahona, José Dennis Córdova Elizondo, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya, Adam Cortez, Rosa Alma Cruz Marinero, Raúl Omar Cuéllar , Ana Vilma Cabrera Castro, Nery Arely Diaz Aguilar, Antonio Echeverria Veliz, Santiago Flores Alfaro, Juan Manuel de Jesus Flores Cornejo, César Humberto Garcia Aguilera, José Rinaldo Garzona Villeda, Norma Fidelia Ramirios Guevara, José Wilfredo Guevara Diaz, Carlos Walter Guzman Coto, José Augusto Hernandez Gonzalez, Estela Yanet Hernandez Rodriguez, Karina Ivette Sosa, Audelia Guadalupe López de Kleutgens, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana , Rodolfo Antonio Martinez, Rolando Mata sources, Misael Mejia Mejia, Juan Carlos Mendoza Portillo, Oscar Ernesto Novoa Ayala, Jose Simon Paz, Nelson de Jesus Quintanilla Gomez, Lorenzo Rivas Echeverria, Jackeline Noemi Rivera Avalos, Abilio Orestes Rodriguez Menjivar, David Rodriguez Rivera, Sonia Margarita Rodriguez Sigüenza, Abner Ivan Torres Ventura, Jaime Gilberto Valdez Hernandez, Antonio Guadalupe Vasquez Martinez, and Carlos Mario Zambrano fields.
Decree: Article 1.-declared the third week of the month of November of each year, "National week of prevention and care of prematurity".
3 article 2.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, twenty-seven days of the month of November in the year two thousand fourteen.
OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.
ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
WILLIAM FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJIVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
IRMA PALACIOS LOURDES VASQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGLE MILE, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.
FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN RODRIGUEZ ORANTES, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, on the fifteenth day of the month of December of the year two thousand fourteen.
PUBLISHED, Oscar Samuel Ortiz Ascencio, Vice-President of the Republic.
Responsible for the Presidential Office.
Ramon Aristides Valencia Arana, Minister of the Interior and Territorial Development.
D. OR. No. 235 volume no. 405 date: 16 December 2014 SP/geg 26-01-2015 legislative index
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