Declared On 12 December Of Every Year, "day Of The Universal Health Coverage".

Original Language Title: Declárase el 12 de Diciembre de cada año, “Día de la Cobertura Universal en Salud”.

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR ____________________________________________________________________

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DECREE NO 903

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That for the Pan American Health Organization-PAHO, universal health coverage means that all individuals have access to the quality services they need, including promotion, prevention, healing, rehabilitation and palliative care, without having to pass financial difficulties to pay for them.

II.-That Universal Health Coverage is a comprehensive goal for our health systems, to ensure that all-including those who are poorer, vulnerable and excluded from society-have access to quality, integrated and based on primary health care, throughout its life cycle.

III.-That one billion people lack basic health services and one hundred million fall into poverty each year trying to access these services.

IV.- That the Universal Health Coverage is achievable, for which, more than seventy countries of all income levels, are taking steps to ensure access to quality health care without financial difficulty.

V.-That when all people have access to basic health services, they can be prevented, treated deadly diseases and saving lives; transforming communities, economies and nations, being a right, not a privilege, not having to rely on access to quality health care, of economic reasons.

BY TANTO,

in use of their Constitutional powers and at the initiative of the deputies: Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Santiago Flores Alfaro and Oscar Ernesto Novoa Ayala.

DECCRETA:

Art.1.-Declare on December 12 of each year as, "DAY OF THE UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE".

Art. 2.-This Decree will enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.

GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, at the twelve days of December of the year two thousand fourteen.

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OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.

ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJÍVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

IRMA LOURDES PALACIOS VÁSQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGULO MILLA, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN ORANTES RODRIGUEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

CASA PRESIDENTIAL: San Salvador, at the nineteenth day of December of the year two thousand fourteen.

PUBESQUIESE,

Oscar Samuel Ortiz Ascencio, Vice President of the Republic,

Charged with the Presidential Office.

Ramon Aristides Valencia Arana, Minister of Government and Territorial Development.

D. O. No. 240 Took # 405 Date: December 23, 2014

SP/adar 06-02-1015

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