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Dominican Republic

Contacts

Desirée Luis

country director
dluis@pactworld.org

Diana Muratova

deputy director
dmuratova@pactworld.org

In the Dominican Republic, Pact is working to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants and children. The Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination project, or ACHIEVE, is a five-year global effort that includes programming in the Dominican Republic. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by a Pact-led consortium of top global HIV/AIDS partners, including JhpiegoPalladiumNo Means No Worldwide and WI-HER. These core partners are being supported by a network of global and local strategic resource partners. ACHIEVE focuses on priority PEPFAR countries across Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. 

The ACHIEVE consortium works with USAID Missions, national governments and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations. Using best practices and expertise along with innovations, the project is addressing critical gaps to meet country-specific epidemic control goals. Learn more about ACHIEVE here

Stories and Highlights

Girls play outside a DREAMS center in Lusaka, Zambia. Credit: Brian Clark/Pact

Leveraging digital technology to build a healthier future for adolescent girls and young women

October 8, 2021
In celebration of International Day of the Girl on October 11, the ACHIEVE consortium is excited to join the global community in recognizing the work that is being done to advance gender equality and...
An ACHIEVE community volunteer promotes Covid-19 prevention measures in a community in Santo Domingo. Credit: USAID

In the Dominican Republic, adapting critical HIV services for vulnerable families amid Covid-19

September 13, 2021
In March 2020, the first case of coronavirus was detected in the Dominican Republic (DR). From the onset of the pandemic, the Dominican government has followed World Health Organization guidelines,...

Across Africa and beyond, HIV programs for orphans and vulnerable children provide a critical opportunity to respond to Covid-19

May 12, 2020
Imagine that a dangerous, highly contagious virus is spreading around the world, and you are tasked with helping communities challenged by poverty and marginalization to protect themselves. Imagine...

Pact-led consortium, USAID partner to reach HIV/AIDS epidemic control in pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and adolescents

June 25, 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Pact and a consortium of leading global HIV/AIDS partners a five-year, $195 million grant, Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence...