Friday, 10 November 2023 03:34

PAILL joins UNFPA's "Getting to Zero Pregnancy in Girls and Adolescents" initiative

Written by Coralia Cuellar
PAILL joins UNFPA's "Getting to Zero Pregnancy in Girls and Adolescents" initiative Courtesy PAILL

PAILL will remain committed to the well-being and health of all salvadorans.

PAILL, a 100% salvadoran pharmaceutical company, with more than 30 years of foundation and whose main purpose is to care for the health and welfare of all in the Central American and Caribbean region, through its corporate social responsibility program "Así Construimos el Mañana", and under its axis "community" and "health", joined the initiative promoted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) called "Getting to zero pregnancies in girls and adolescents".

Support for this initiative consisted of the delivery of injectable contraceptives, which will benefit young people and adolescents in different areas of El Salvador, with the aim of reaching zero pregnancies, helping to ensure the comprehensive health of this sector of the population.


This initiative is in addition to other joint strategies that seek to improve coverage, sustained and safe access to sexual and reproductive health services in the public sector.

UNFPA promotes the initiative "to reach zero pregnancies in girls and adolescents", based on the evidence, which shows 10,352 pregnancies in girls and adolescents aged 10 to 19 years, during 2022; but also developing a municipal model that includes issues such as education and empowerment; protection against sexual violence; transformation of social norms that normalize pregnancy in girls and adolescents; coverage and access to sexual and reproductive health services.

For UNFPA, the generation of these partnerships seeks to strengthen the supply of modern, safe and quality contraceptive methods, in confidential services that meet the needs of women, youth and adolescents; contributing to ensure the exercise of their sexual and reproductive rights, as part of human rights.

The donation was for 2,000 injectable anovulatory units and amounts to approximately $10,000 and is part of PAILL's actions to bring health to more young people and adolescents. "We are absolutely sure that by forming alliances like these and with institutions committed to health, such as the United Nations Population Fund, we will be able to reduce the problem of pregnancies in girls and adolescents, providing them with comprehensive education on sexuality and enabling them to realize their life project, beyond motherhood.  We will continue to support initiatives such as these, whose sole purpose is to generate a positive impact on society", said Crissia Montoya, PAILL's corporate affairs manager.

These actions are part of the philosophy that PAILL promotes, with the purpose of watching over and caring for the physical and integral health of salvadoran women and recognizing their right and access to physical health security.




Translated by: A.M