This semester, I have had the privilege of working on a foundational research analysis on the current status of maternal health in El Salvador. In doing so, I found that many Salvadorian women lack access to reproductive health, sexual health, family planning, and pre/post-natal care services. This disproportionately affects women in rural areas who live in communities with extremely limited resources to these aforementioned services. Although local municipalities in the more urbanized areas of El Salvador have established Ciudad Mujer — “a government- funded initiative to offer aid to victims of violence, as well as to provide access to women’s healthcare services, financial advice, and career training” — and it has shown positive impacts among women residing in urban areas, women in more rural areas continue to face challenges with the accessibility of these resources. For this reason, International HELP is working to develop a second-level certification program in maternal health for established community health workers in these areas.