Dominica Health Systems and Private Sector Assessment

Cover Page: Dominica Health Systems and Private Sector AssessmentResource Type: Report
Authors: Sara Sulzbach, Kylie Ingerson, Michael Rodriguez, Taylor Williamson, Michael Hainsworth, Alan Fairbank, Shirley Augustine, and James White
Published: 3/1/2012

Resource Description:

Dominica is one of 12 Caribbean countries joining efforts with the United States Government to sustain its HIV response, as exemplified by the United States-Caribbean Regional HIV and AIDS Partnership Framework 2010–2014 (Partnership Framework). To support the Partnership Framework, USAID/Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (USAID/EC) asked the Health Systems 20/20 and Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) projects to conduct an integrated health systems and private sector assessment to identify priorities for technical assistance. Additional partners in this effort include the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), and the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network (CHART).

This assessment seeks to improve Dominica‟s capacity to effectively lead, finance, manage, and sustain the delivery of quality health services, including HIV prevention, care, and treatment. Important to the country‟s capacity to fulfill these roles are better understanding and catalyzing private sector contributions to health. While the functioning of the broader health system was the focus of the assessment, particular attention was paid to sustaining Dominica‟s HIV response.

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