The Global Fund in the Dominican Republic: accomplishments & challenges

Vladimir Encarnación Jáquez
In the Dominican Republic, initiatives financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) fall under the framework of the National Response to HIV, TB and malaria. After years of direct interventions focused on the prevention, control and treatment of these diseases, stakeholders consider the contribution of the Global Fund as a significant benefit to thousands of Dominicans. For Nicomedes Castro, Secretary of the Dominican Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM): "The resources provided by the Global Fund have allowed for the acquisition and supply of medications, saving thousands of lives, and have also contributed with the implementation of successful practices regarding HIV, TB and malaria." In addition the "Support of the Global Fund contributed to the drafting of the National Strategic Plan and the strengthening of civil society," says Castro. Read more 

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