PAHO has started a new area of technical cooperation, directed at evaluating the response of the national health systems to the HIV epidemic. Applied for the first time in the Dominican Republic, the methodology permits to identify the achievements, gaps of coverage, funding needs and missed opportunities, as well as the financial cost associated to them. Based on an analysis from the perspective of the health system functions, the evaluation provides recommendations for management and public policy. These recommendations seek to make the use of resources more effective and support the achievement of the universal access goals to which the country has committed. The publication Evaluation of the National Health System Response to HIV in the Dominican Republic reports the results of the first evaluation, undertaken with participation of the different levels of the health system of the country, cooperation agencies, and civil society representatives.
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