Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 11969
Country/Region: Dominican Republic
Year: 2010
Main Partner: Not Available
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $0

1. Continue assistance, support and staff training to clinical laboratories at PMTCT sites, including quality, biosafety and turnaround time of rapid HIV tests.

2. CDC will continue to support the improvement of information systems at the Central, Regional and local levels to ensure access to quality data (M & E).

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