Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 11963
Country/Region: Dominican Republic
Year: 2011
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Implementing Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $50,000

In support of a strong pediatric care and support program for HIV-exposed and infected children, the USG will strengthen PMTCT services by training health teams, increasing referrals to early infant detection (E.I.D.), train counselors to integrate E.I.D. information into post counseling sessions, and support NGOs, CBOs, and FBOs to link the community with hospital services and appropriate testing.

These organizations will also assist to identify mothers who do not return for tests results. Health teams in primary health clinics will be trained in early identification of HIV exposure and infection status, collaborate with NGOs, CBOs and FBOs in the provision of care at the community level, and provide wrap-around services to children and mothers (e.g., immunizations, reproductive health and family planning, TB testing and treatment).

USG/CDC will continue to give TA and financial support to the National Reference Lab to continue its excellent service on EID DNA PCR testing, increasing their capacity and reducing TAT, in behalf of reducing the initiation of care to HIV positive children

Funding for Treatment: Pediatric Treatment (PDTX): $50,000

1. CDC will continue to provide TA and funding to assure that the molecular biology department at NRL is ready to offer DNA PCR testing, in a timely manner.

2. CDC will continue to fund EQA Program for EID testing, to assure quality results.

3. CDC will continue to work with MOH to strengthen sample collection, storage sample, transportation, diagnosis, results, and follow-up with care and treatment.

Subpartners Total: $0
Sociedad Espanola de Salud Publica y Administracion Sanitaria: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $20,000
Human Resources for Health $20,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Child Survival Activities
Safe Motherhood
Workplace Programs