The Funding Gap in the Dominican Republic’s National HIV and AIDS Response
Categories: Health Finance, HIV/AIDS, Publications, Where We Work
Resource Type: Report
Author: Claudia Valdez, Jonathan Cali, and Carlos Avila
Published: May 2017
The 2014 National Strategic Plan (NSP) for the National Response to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) runs from 2015 to 2018. The NSP is organized around four strategic areas and 46 subcategories. A National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) estimated that in 2012 the country’s expenditures reached US $41.4 million, nearly 75 percent of which came from public sources and from international aid.
With resources from the United States International Development Agency (USAID), the Health Finance and Governance project (HFG), in March and April of 2017, gathered information from public and international development assistance funding sources. The project then conducted a gap analysis between the funds required to implement the NSP and the expenditures of public and international development assistance agencies for the period of 2015 to 2018.