HFG At Work in the Dominican Republic

The Health Finance and Governance project is supporting the Government of the Dominican Republic to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets—by 2020, that 90% of all Dominicans living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of all Dominicans with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy, and 90% of all Dominicans receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. Ultimately, HFG seeks to accelerate the country’s response to HIV and AIDS and prevent new infections and deaths due to HIV.

In collaboration with USAID and local nonprofit organizations, HFG employs local and international experts to provide technical assistance to the Government of the Dominican Republic to:

(1) Support the sustainability of HIV and AIDS funding by developing a results-based budgeting approach, supporting the inclusion of antiretroviral therapy in social insurance, encouraging investment in a fast-track HIV response, conducting a financing gap analysis, and identifying opportunities for improved efficiency of HIV spending and new revenue in the health sector;

(2) Strengthen the Health System by costing HIV services, implementing open source health workforce information solutions, strengthening the supply chain for HIV commodities, guaranteeing condom quality, improving the storage and procurement of antiretroviral treatment, and assessing national capacity for vector-borne disease prevention;

(3) Improve services for people with HIV and AIDS by increasing enrollment in social insurance, expanding the “treatment for all” approach to HIV response, evaluating and improving HIV care sites, and increasing availability of condoms for key populations;

(4) Share knowledge by disseminating research and supporting regional forums.

To learn more about HFG’s accomplishments in the country, select a story or publication from the focus areas:

Supporting the Sustainability of HIV and AIDS Funding

News & Successes
How Many ARV Medications Does One Country Need? Turns Out, It’s Complicated [ Español ]
Sustaining the HIV Response: Inclusion of HIV Treatment in Social Health Insurance in the Dominican Republic Español ]
HFG presents study results to Health Commission of Dominican Republic’s House of Representatives
The Funding Gap in the Dominican Republic’s National HIV and AIDS Response [ Español ]
Investment Case to Fast-Track and Sustain the HIV Response in the Dominican Republic [ Español ]
Opportunities for Improving Efficiency of HIV and AIDS Spending in the Dominican Republic [ Español ]
Innovative Mechanisms for Raising Revenue for the Health Sector in the Dominican Republic [ Español ]
Alternative approaches for sustaining the HIV and AIDS response in the Dominican Republic [ Español ]
Costeo del paquete de servicios de VIH en los servicios de atención integral (SAI) apoyados por PEPFAR

Strengthening the Health System

News & Successes
HFG Ayuda Fortalecer Calidad de Servicios y Datos en los SAI
HFG Promotes the Use of Cost-Effective Medicines in Dominican Republic
HFG Leads Assessment of Comprehensive HIV Care Sites in the Dominican Republic
How the Dominican Republic is Improving HIV Medicine Procurement
Cuadro Básico de Medicamentos Esenciales de República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 2018
Entomological Monitoring, Environmental Compliance, and Vector Control Capacity for the Prevention of Zika and Other Arboviruses: Dominican Republic Assessment Report


Improving Services for People with HIV and AIDS

News & Successes
HFG presents results of baseline assessment of 11 HIV clinics
Improving Management of Human Resources for Health
“Treatment for All” Strategy for HIV Adopted in the Dominican Republic
Barreras y motivaciones para la afiliación al seguro familiar de salud de personas que viven con VIH en la República Dominicana
Barriers and motivations eto enrolling people living with HIV/AIDS in the Family Health Insurance plan in the Dominican Republic (Executive Summary)

Sharing Knowledge

News & Successes
HFG Facilitates the Exchange of Best Practices for Sustaining the HIV Response among Caribbean and Latin American countries


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