Increasing capacity of NGOs to contract with SENASA

With funding from USAID/DR and USAID/Washington, SHOPS Plus is supporting five prioritized NGOs to become contracted providers with SENASA. Building on work started under the Abt Associates-led Health Finance and Governance Project, SHOPS Plus identified accessing insurance payments for comprehensive health services, including HIV, as a key strategy for the NGOs’ financial sustainability. However, in order to contract with SENASA, service providers must comply with regulations on infrastructure, equipment, human resources, and certifications. Thus far, only 53 percent of health facilities in the Dominican Republic are certified and empaneled. 

SHOPS Plus conducted a comprehensive diagnosis of the barriers, requirements, and procedures necessary for any NGO to sign contracts with SENASA. The project identified strategies to resolve them and is supporting a pilot with the five prioritized NGOs to complete their registration. The project will build on lessons learned to replicate this approach with other private HIV service providers.

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