Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 11968
Country/Region: Dominican Republic
Year: 2010
Main Partner: Not Available
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $0

In collabortion with a social marketting firm, the CDC will develop and conduct a social marketing campaign that will promote PMTCT services among pregnant women. The campaign will include training, educational and promotional materials in order to increase awareness of existing services. This campaign will be piloted in two regions. Based on marketting results it will expanded to the entire country.

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $0

In FY 2010 USG will continue to strengthen MCH services to support PMTCT care and early infant diagnosis (EID) in at least ten "Centers of Excellence" hospitals throughout the country. Technical assistance, on-site training and support will be provided at the hospital level to integrate HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services with wrap around services in reproductive health, tuberculosis, nutrition and immunizations, improve referrals, strengthen diagnostics and counseling, including the supply of quality test kits, CD4 and EID testing.

Health care providers will be trained in EID, dry blood sampling and referrals. A revised logistics system will transport samples to the National Reference Laboratory and results will be communicated to the appropriate hospital departments in a timely manner. Opt-out testing will be implemented as a pilot program in selected facilities. NGOs will be integrated into the system to assure linkages between hospitals and their communities.

USG will provide NGOs, FBOs and CBOs with technical assistance and support to create awareness in their respective communities of the health services available at the hospitals, provide linkages between hospitals and their communities, reduce the loss of mothers and their infants to follow-up programs and provide emotional and psychological support to HIV positive women and their families.

Subpartners Total: $0
Ministry of Health - Ukraine: NA