Dominican Republic

Doctora Danny Peña, un ejemplo de buenas prácticas en Tamizaje Neonatal

Dra. Danny Peña facilitando en la Jornada de Tamizaje Neonatal para microcefalia en el Servicio Regional de Salud V, San Pedro de Macorís, República Dominicana La doctora Danny Peña es Pediatra Perinatóloga en el Hospital Universitario...

Dr. Danny Peña, an example of good practices on Neonatal Screening

Dr. Danny Peña as facilitator during the Neonatal Screening for Microcephaly Workshop in Regional Health Service V, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic Dr. Danny Peña is a Perinatologist Pediatrician at the Maternity Nuestra Señora de...

Control de microcefalia en recién nacidos en la República Dominicana

“Tuvimos que reeducarnos mentalmente a nosotros mismos. Aun si las personas dicen: “no existe el Zika”, debemos continuar con la prevención y mantenerlo dentro de la atención general de las embarazadas que vienen al centro a dar a luz, ya...

Screening for Microcephaly in Newborns in the Dominican Republic

Screening for Microcephaly in Newborns in the Dominican Republic "We had to reeducate ourselves mentally. Even if people say: ‘there is no Zika’ since in the country the Aedes Aegypti mosquito is endemic, we must continue with prevention...

Ideas de cambio con perspectiva de género se destacan entre las principales buenas prácticas en la atención prenatal en el contexto del Zika en la República Dominicana

Elga Salvador

WI-HER/ Senior Gender Advisor

Por Elga Salvador, asesora en género senior, WI-HER, LLC

El 10 de abril 2019, el equipo del Proyecto de USAID Aplicando la Ciencia para Fortalecer y Mejorar los Sistemas de Salud (ASSIST) de la República Dominicana llevó a cabo la Segunda Sesión de Aprendizaje de Equipos de Mejora de la Calidad del Colaborativo de Atención Prenatal, integrado por el personal de salud y autoridades de hospitales de distintas regiones de salud del país. 

Gender integration strategies stand out among the best practices in prenatal care in the context of Zika in the Dominican Republic

Elga Salvador

WI-HER/ Senior Gender Advisor

By Elga Salvador, Senior Gender Technical Advisor, WI-HER, LLC

On April 10, the USAID-funded Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Health Systems (ASSIST) Project held the second “Learning Session” with the Quality Improvement (QI) teams of the Prenatal Care Collaborative in the Dominican Republic. This Collaborative is implemented by health authorities and staff from hospitals located in different regions throughout the country.

Adolescentes embarazadas y las barreras que enfrentan para prevenir el zika

Elga Salvador

WI-HER/ Senior Gender Advisor

Por: Elga Salvador

El Hospital Universitario Maternidad Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia (HUMNSA) fue escenario del primer nacimiento del 2019 en la República Dominicana; el mismo día el mismo hospital cuenta con otros récords: registra el primer niño a nacer en el año por el sexto año consecutivo y cuenta la tercera adolescente como madre del primer bebé a nacer [1,2]. Esto tal vez ya no cause asombro en un país donde desde el 1996 nunca se ha registrado un porcentaje de embarazo en la adolescencia inferior al 20% [3].

Adolescent Pregnancy and Barriers to Zika Prevention

Elga Salvador

WI-HER/ Senior Gender Advisor

By: Elga Salvador

The maternity hospital, Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, holds the record of the first birth of 2019 in the Dominican Republic for the sixth consecutive year. On the same day, the same hospital also holds another record: this is the third year in which the first baby was born to an adolescent mother [1,2]. This is no longer a surprise in a country where the percentage of pregnancy in adolescents has never been lower than 20% in the last 23 years [3].

Co-responsibility: Male Involvement in Antenatal Care in Zika Prevention

Elga Salvador

WI-HER/ Senior Gender Advisor

Tisa Barrios Wilson

WI-HER/Gender Specialist

In many low and middle-income countries (LMICs), men are the primary providers and key decision-makers in the family, often determining women's access to economic resources and restricting women’s ability to make choices about their health and children’s health.1 Since many health systems require out-of-pocket payments, this practice can limit women's access to maternal health services and obstetric care, which are essential to Zika prevention and overall maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) (1).

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