Project HOPE has been working in the Dominican Republic since 1996, when we first began collaborating with the local organization, the Dominican Association of the Order of Malta (ADOM), to improve the health of women and children. Project HOPE – with the support of ADOM - opened a women’s and children’s health clinic in the Herrera neighborhood of Santo Domingo in 2002 and in the more rural Monte Plata in 2003. While both clinics are now self-reliant, Project HOPE continues to provide technical oversight in order to optimize efficiency. The clinics have provided over two million medical services to more than 100,000 women and children to date.
In 2004 - in response to devastating floods - Project HOPE sent $1.2 million in medicines and medical supplies to the Dominican Republic. In 2006 we shipped vaccines worth $3 million to the Ministry of Health for a nationwide vaccination campaign. In 2013 HOPE delivered several hundred thousand doses of Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) vaccine to the Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic - again for a national vaccine campaign. Project HOPE's history in the Dominican Republic also includes village health bank programs and HIV/AIDS education and counseling.
A third women’s and children’s health clinic – in Haina – is scheduled to open sometime this year. Project HOPE will supply $15 million of medical equipment and supplies over three years and provide technical oversight for the clinic.
Learn more about how Project HOPE is Providing Quality Healthcare to Women and Children in the Dominican Republic.
"Closing the Circle" explains the important role of the clinic staff, to not only care for patients, but model healthy behaviors.
"Wait" shows the community atmosphere and positive peer support offered to mothers and families at the clinic, making the waiting time to be seen sometimes as important as the care itself.
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