Where We Work

Dominican Republic

Children in Los Jovillos, Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic Facts

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    53%
    of people living with HIV are not enrolled in the family health insurance scheme
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    53%
    of the 14,300 people who received HIV treatment in PEPFAR-supported facilities in 2017 received it from NGOs
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    4.5%
    HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has long supported the government of the Dominican Republic to strengthen its HIV response and attain the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by 2020. As the country nears epidemic control, the Dominican government must mobilize new resources and support a more efficient national response to sustain and continue advancing its progress to date. SHOPS Plus works with USAID and local partners to support these goals by institutionalizing the role of the private sector in the HIV response, mobilizing domestic investment, and developing markets for HIV products.

SHOPS Plus is collaborating with USAID/Dominican Republic, USAID/Washington, non-governmental organizations, and other local stakeholders to strengthen the sustainability of the national HIV response. As declines in international donor funding are anticipated, the project is strengthening the efficiency of select non-governmental organizations  to transition to social enterprise business models and helping them to access new revenue sources so they can continue offering HIV services at no cost to key and priority populations.

Photo credit: © 2009 Jessie Kalsmith and © 2007 Helen Hawkings, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.