Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 11971
Country/Region: Dominican Republic
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Partnership for Supply Chain Management
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Private Contractor
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $550,000

USAID will provide funds for the centrally managed Supply Chain Management Systems mechanism to procure HIV Rapid test kits; reagents for EID and CD4 tests; and ARVs on an emergency basis to avoid stock-outs. Procuring HIV rapid tests and laboratory supplies will improve access to quality counseling and testing services. 180,000 HIV test kits will be procured during this year. This activity fits with the Partnership Framework Implementation Plan, addressing the need identified in the plan to address the low access to HIV testing. This is due to stock outs of rapid tests and local purchase of tests which are not validated. This mechanism seeks to address these needs, in conjunction with the activity to strengthen procurement systems described in the Management Sciences for Health mechanism.

Funding for Testing: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $550,000

SCM will procure HIV/test kits and confirmatory kits according to the PFIP agreement made with the GODR.