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Argentina 2/27/2015

Province of Córdoba. Floods update, more than 800 people continued evacuated in the province as a result of yesterday’s storm. Around 100 new evacuations were necessary in Santiago Temple and in La Tordilla, two of the most affected localities as reported by the Civil Defense. (os.: CBA.GOV.AR); (m.: CLARIN). 

Peru 2/27/2015

  • Province of Madre de Dios was declared "state of emergency" for 60 days in three districts of the jungle region which is affected by floods generated by the rivers Tahuamanu, Acre, Yaverija, Madre de Dios and its tributaries. (os.: PCM.GOB.PE); (m.: TERRA).
  • Province of Quispicanchi, Department of Cusco, in 7 localities of the department of Cusco precipitations of hail affecting 15 families, cultures and animals are recorded. (os.: INDECI). 

Brazil 2/27/2015

Emergency Declared in Departments of Acre, Amazon, and Santa Catarina in 13 municipalities due to the sudden rise of the Acre River and the flood of great proportion in the Madera River. The capital of Rondonia, Porto Velho, has been declared in a “State of Public Calamity." The water levels of the Acre and Blanco rivers are coming closer to the figures reached in 2012.  (os.: PAHO/BRAZIL).

Bolivia 2/27/2015

Department of Pando, Cachuelita Baja, municipality of Porvenir. Overflow of the Tahuamanu River damages 50% of the crops in Porvenir and isolates Filadelfia. Nearly 1,358 evacuated families and 5,000 affected in the entire department. The Government is assisting in the cleaning process of the areas affected by the flood and is also bringing food to the affected families. (os.: MINDEF); (m.: EL-DEBER). 

Argentina 2/27/2015

Province of Córdoba. Floods update, more than 800 people continued evacuated in the province as a result of yesterday’s storm. Around 100 new evacuations were necessary in Santiago Temple and in La Tordilla, two of the most affected localities as reported by the Civil Defense. (os.: CBA.GOV.AR); (m.: CLARIN). 



Breve perfil de país en gestión de salud

El Salvador

Capital: San Salvador
Población: 6.8 millones de habitantes
Superficie: 21,040 km2
Densidad de población: 321 h/km2
Población urbana: 46%
Tasa de crecimiento demográfico: 2.1
Moneda: El dólar

2 - Indicadores socioeconómicos:

INDICADORES SOCIOECONOMICOS

Posición en el IDH *

103

PIB per cápita 

5,255 dólares

Índice de pobreza humana **

15.1

*Índice de Desarrollo Humano
**Mide expectativa de vida, educación y nivel de  vida digno

3 - División Administrativa: se subdivide en 14 departamentos (comprendidos en tres regiones)  y éstos a su vez en 262 municipios.

Departamento Región

Capital

Superficie (km2)

Población estimada (h.)

Cabañas

Sensuntepeque

1.104

138.426

Cuscatlán

Cojutepeque

756

178.502

Chalatenango

Chalatenango

2.017

177.320

Libertad, La

Nueva San Salvador

1.653

513.866

Paz, La

Zacatecoluca

1.224

245.915

San Salvador

San Salvador

886

1.512.125

San Vicente

San Vicente

1.184

143.003

Central

 

8.824

2.909.157

Ahuachapán

Ahuachapán

1.240

261.188

Santa Ana

San Ana

2.023

458.587

Sonsonete

Sonsonete

1.226

360.183

Occidental

 

4.489

1.079.958

Morazán

San Francisco Gotera

1.447

160.146

San Miguel

San Miguel

2.077

403.411

Unión, La

La Unión

2.074

255.565

Usulután

Usulután

2.130

310.362

Oriental

 

7.728

1.129.48

 

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