From 1998 to 2001, the Kellogg Foundation supported an initiative to strengthen the nursing profession in seven Central American countries: Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. The program, supervised by the Panama University Faculty of Nursing, achieved results that are still being felt in the region.
One such success was the implementation, in 2002, of the first faculty of nursing in Guatemala. Another development was the creation of a new program to strengthen the integration of nursing professionals with other social development players. This program, which began in 2002, operates in all the countries and will be completed this year.
Also read: Nursing Program.