Dominican Republic

Building on years of public health initiatives and new and ongoing programs and strategies in the Dominican Republic will strengthen the country’s ability to provide quality health services for its population.

In 1981, URC’s non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services, undertook multi-country research to guide developing countries in strengthening their primary health care services. URC went on to support the Dominican Republic Health Systems Management Project, an initiative to improve the country’s financial management, management information systems, and human resources administration.

URC also led the Dominican Republic Child Survival Project, building the capacity of private, voluntary organizations to introduce a child survival strategy in the country’s poorest regions. This project ran from 1991–1993.