Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 11959
Country/Region: Dominican Republic
Year: 2012
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Implementing Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $179,675

The National Surveillance System in the Dominican Republic has faced many challenges that have inhibited the availability of accurate, timely notification of STI and HIV cases. This has severely limited the countrys capacity to monitor STIs and HIV, relying primarily on Sentinel Surveillance and the Demographic Health Surveys to observe trends.

With CDCs TA, the MoHs developed a more efficient, comprehensive tool for case notification and follow up, integrating case overall notification required information. This resulted in the development of a web-based information system that will allow internet based case notification at the National level. CDCs will provide TA and training of local epidemiologists. Efforts will be made to integrate private sector which have traditionally been left out of provincial surveillance systems.

In M&E, the CDC will build upon its current efforts to continue to provide support to the MOH for the development and implementation of a national M&E system for STI, HIV/AIDS. Great progress has been to develop an inter-institutional technical working group for M&E, and harmonization of key indicators to be included in the national set.

At this time the MoH is strengthening the local capacity for M&E at Regional and provincial levels, adjusting information systems and data collection tools to ensure the availability of timely, quality data for program monitoring. This will involve the training of provincial authorities, health personnel and NGO representatives involved in the provision of both clinical and community-level services at the local levels.Support to the strengthening of health information systems will be closely aligned to the initiatives described above lead by the MoH.

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $179,675

1) SurvellianceIn support for the MoH's Epidemology Directorate, CDC will work to aid in the implementation of comprehensive survelliance systems that will allow for improvement of case notification in STI, HIV and TB at the National level. This will include:1.1- Support for training of epidemiologists at the provincial and health facility levels.1.2- Provision of equipment (computers, printers, etc) in target provincial offices and health facilities.1.3- Support in the continued development and refinement of electronic system that will facilitate case notification and analysis of information. This will also include development of manuals to guide use of the system.2) HMISEffort will be focused on aiding in the improvement of information systems at the Central, Regional and local (provincial and health facility) levels to ensure access to quality data.2.1 Assessment of current information systems together with GODR2.2 Continue to develop and implement plans together with inter-institutional technical working group to address weaknesses identified in HIS.2.3 Revision and adjustment of instruments used for primary data collection and consolidation of data at the Regional/provincial and National levels, as needed. This will be conducted in partnership with the MoH and in collaboration with Global Fund, UNAIDS, PAHO and other collaborators.2.4 Training of health authorities and providers on data collection in selected pilot sites.3) M&E3.1 TA and support for the development of a National M&E plan, with targets and harmonized set of indicators.3.2 Review and adjustment of Regional/provincial work plans to ensure that activities focused in STI and HIV/AIDS are included.3.3 Development of M&E plans in select Regions with Regional and provincial authorities and local health care providers. These plans should also take into account the efforts of private sector and NGOs.3.4 Support for Regional workshops together with GoDR program managers to facilitate capacity building in data analysis and the use of data for decision making.3.5 Development of tools to aid provincial and regional authorities in supervision of STI and HIV/AIDS services.

Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $150,000
Human Resources for Health $150,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Child Survival Activities
Mobile Populations