GM-0032: Improving HIV Services for Key Populations and Other Vulnerable Populations in Dominican Republic

    Award Period:
    January 01, 2014 to September 30, 2016

 Country: Dominican Republic  |  Associated APC Country Office: Dominican Republic

Community Health Matters Focus Area:

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), CEPROSH will continue their capacity building activities in the Puerto Plata, Valdeverde, Montecristi, and Dajabon Provinces. These activities include a series of meetings with the Directors and Deputy Directors of Health Region II and Provincial and Municipal Hospitals of Puerto Plata to provide information, describe the need for improved HIV care, and gain support. Additionally, CEPROSH aims to improve access to an integrated package of services for populations such as sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, and Haitians. CEPROSH partners with four NGOs, GRUPO CLARA, the Red de Voluntarios de Amigos Siempre Amigos (REVASA/TRANSSA), and MOSCTHA, to further their reach. This partnership was created to contribute to the programmatic, organizational, and financial sustainability and the autonomy of principal actors in the community response.

Keywords: Dominican Republic, capacity building, HIV/AIDS, key populations, testing and counseling, vulnerable populations