Dominican Republic

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).

Corresponsabilidad: participación masculina en la atención prenatal para la prevención del Zika

Elga Salvador

WI-HER/ Senior Gender Advisor

Tisa Barrios Wilson

WI-HER/Gender Specialist

En muchos países de ingresos bajos y medios, los hombres son los principales proveedores y los principales responsables de la toma de decisiones en la familia, determinando el acceso de las mujeres a los recursos económicos y restringiendo la capacidad de las mujeres de tomar decisiones sobre su salud y la salud de los niños (1) Muchos sistemas de salud requieren pagos de bolsillo, esta práctica puede limitar el acceso de las mujeres a los servicios de salud materna y obstétrica, que son esenciales para la prevención del Zika y la salud general de la madre, el recién nacido y el niño (1).

USAID ASSIST Project Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY18

University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed six years of implementation of theUSAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the sixth Annual Performance Monitoring Report...

El impacto de ASSIST en Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral

Como parte de la respuesta de USAID ante el brote de Zika, ASSIST ha venido implementando esfuerzos para fortalecer el sistema de salud en la República Dominicana. ASSIST ha estado apoyando al Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral , un...

The Continuum of Care for Zika

Alison Lucas

Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

Jorge Hermida

Senior QI Advisor, MNCH, and Latin America Regional Director, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

In 2016, scientists confirmed the link between Zika infection during pregnancy and severe birth complications, most notably microcephaly.  Thankfully, cases of Zika infection in Latin America and the Caribbean dropped dramatically in 2017; however, Zika is unlikely to ever disappear completely from the region.

Combating Zika: Hope for Teanny's Future

Arianny Polanco was diagnosed with Zika while pregnant with her daughter, Teanny, who was born with microcephaly, a birth defect linked with the virus. USAID is strengthening health services to prevent Zika and provide care and support to...

Dominican Republic Gender Analysis: A study of the impact of the Zika virus on women, girls, boys and men

The USAID ASSIST Project works in the Dominican Republic and other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to add quality Zika services to existing antenatal care, postpartum, and family planning services. The current outbreak of Zika...

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