Dominican Republic

Working in a team with a clear vision, the IDEV expects to continue providing health services to all patients who require it, obeying our values as an institution of equality and quality of services. The IDEV, committed to science, will continue its work in the area of research, with clinical trials in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is an IDEV mission to teach and update all health service providers and the community in general in the comprehensive management of HIV/AIDS.

Este Amor was one of three Caribbean civil society organizations given CVC/COIN Mini-Grants of US$20,000 to pilot and help refine CVC/COIN’s Sex Positive approach to peer education. In October 2011, it chose 20 MSM from 15 to 19 years old to take four days of training guided by an early draft of the new CVC/COIN facilitator’s manual. At the end of this training, it chose eight to apply lessons as they conducted individual and group interventions in towns, villages and bateys (ethnic Haitian settlements) across the Province of San Pedro de Macorís, in the country’s Eastern Region.

La Clinica de Familia, Inc. (LCDF) is a private, not-for-profit federally qualified health center (FQHC) that was established in Doña Ana County, New Mexico in 1978. LCDF provides quality health care for the entire family through a system of medical clinics, dental clinics, school based clinics, behavioral health services, mental health services, Early Head Start programs, Healthy Start programs and a Promotora program. LCDF health and social services programs are funded by grants, contracts, and fee-for-service.

ASA is an informal group of friends, non-profit, funded by private companies, made up of people with or without disabilities, that promotes the social integration of young people and adults with physical or sensory disabilities, through socialization spaces that allow know and transmit experiences of life and disability, strengthen self-concept and self-esteem, generate solid links for an exchange of mutual support, to make their relationship with the environment more positive.

Amalis and Kissairys are two sex workers in the Dominican Republic. They were introduced to HIV care through the Center for Comprehensive Orientation and Investigation's (COIN, in Spanish) mobile clinic.

José Julio is a 24-year-old cheerful and talkative man who lives in a populous neighborhood of Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. He recently enrolled at a university to study medicine.

APC grantee the Dominican Family Planning Association, Inc. (ADOPLAFAM) provides training and high-quality services in maternal and child health, family planning, reproductive, and sexual health for lower income groups in the Dominican Republic.

March 23, 2016

The Eastern Regional Health Services Department celebrated the reopening of the HIV Comprehensive Care Clinic at the Dr. Teófilo Hernández Hospital in El Seibo Province, Dominican Republic, on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016. Claudia Allers, Director of the Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project in the Dominican Republic, led the ceremony with the Regional Director of Health, Dr. José Rodriguéz.

Case Study

USAID implementing partners voluntarily submitted over 145 cases to this Global Call for HSS Cases website. Eligible activities included those funded by USAID Global Health Bureau, bilateral mission, or regional operating unit budgets for programs in USAID's 24 priority countries for Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) countries and the PEPFAR AIDS-Free Generation (AFG) priority countries.