Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (PAHO) – March 31, 2023. – The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS), through the Vaccine-Preventive Directorate (DIV), received a donation from the United States Government of 412,000 dollars, c. technical teams in cooperation organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), whose objective is to maintain the vaccine at the national level, prioritizing the provinces with high incidences.
In this conference, the Deputy Minister of Collective Health, Dr. Eladio Pérez stated that it is an honor to receive the support of the Ministry of Health, the support of the US State Government and its contributions through the Div and the Pan American Health Organization. ), as a channel management facility and constant support in the field of COVID-19 and other diseases to provide responses and support to the country.
“We recognize the gesture of the US government, a supportive partner providing answers not only in pandemics like COVID-19, but also in the fight against HIV, Tuberculosis and other diseases in collaboration and strengthening the full commitment, in the continuation. support, with a channel that has all these inputs, the plan technical, company, in the common health issue that the Dominican Republic is looking at”, emphasized, emphasized Dr.
In the same concern, the representative (PAHO) in the region Dr. Olivier Ronveaux, stated that the donation mechanism is something useful in the country, to strengthen things to maintain the happiness that the country had beyond the COVID- 19 Immunization, “We are happy that we have successfully achieved the procedure required for PAHO’s care management tool for quality donations,” said Dr. Ronveaux.
In the ceremony of donation, the director Dr. Aida Lucia Vargas, received help for immunization.
“We have the power of all the diseases that are preventable, because of the government and its efforts for the good of the country, and to eradicate some infections in this country, guaranteeing the immunization of all those who live in it, we have vaccine stations for 1,421 national, with all vaccines available, doctors completely free and practitioners who guarantee the quality of life” emphasized Dr. Vargas.
The expansion of storage and distribution of vaccine capacity at each level of health, human resources and the acquisition of computer tools serve the processes in the area of information and adaptation to strengthen the cold chain and analysis of information on vaccination coverage.
These inputs are: 160 armored Iceliners, 6000 vaccines, forklift, electric tow truck, personal protective equipment for the staff of the national warehouse, the cold chain of the region, the purchase of 4 computers, within the scope of compliance with biosafety standards. and standards, such as the correct transfer, handling and distribution of biological and supplies to all provinces of the country.
This donation was supported by the Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr Sharmeen Premjee and other responsible authorities.