What We Do
CDC-Dominican Republic (CDC-DR) works with the Ministry of Health (MoH) on several surveillance projects, including a national electronic surveillance system for reportable diseases; an electronic tuberculosis reporting system; and a monitoring system for patients receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS.
CDC-DR’s laboratory systems strengthening with the Stepwise Laboratory Improvement Program Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA) was developed by CDC and the World Health Organization’s Africa Regional Office (WHO/AFRO) in 2009.
Additionally, CDC-DR supports community-based and hospital-based HIV prevention programs that focus on men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM), people who inject drugs, and mobile populations (construction workers, agricultural workers, street vendors, and truck drivers).
CDC-DR has strengthened Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) in 16 key hospitals that account for approximately 80% of all births in the country.
Discover more about CDC’s work in the Dominican Republic by viewing our detailed country profilepdf icon.
More information and data regarding TB in the Dominican Republic is available online at WHO’s TB Country Profilesexternal icon.
More information about CDC’s global health work in the Dominican Republic is available online at CDC in Dominican Republic.