USAID's Partnership with the Dominican Republic Advances Family Planning

For decades, the Government and people of the Dominican Republic have prioritized family planning programs as a way to promote healthier pregnancies and births, reduce high maternal and child mortality, and respond to individuals’ and couples’ desires to plan and space their children.

Overview

  • The Dominican Republic has attained one of the highest levels of modern contraceptive use in Latin America and a substantial decrease in maternal and child mortality.
  • Effective partnerships between the Dominican Republic Government, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), other external donors, and non-governmental organizations were critical in creating a favorable climate for delivering family planning programs and ensuring that programs reached the most vulnerable populations.
  • For nearly 5 decades, USAID assisted the Dominican Republic in stabilizing their supply chain for contraception to improve accessibility, setting up a plan to meet future demand and providing financial resources through the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare.

Last updated: September 12, 2019