Closing the financial gap of antiretroviral and HIV supplies for sustainability of HIV national response in the Dominican Republic

Journal Article
  • C. Valdez
  • E. Barillas
  • M. Diaz
  • A. Mesa
Value in Health
Nov. 2015; 18 (7): A572. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2015.09.1890.

Since 2004 public provision of ARVs in the Dominican Republic has been funded, by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). Until 2009 there was a gross correspondence between the increase in the number of treated cases and the funding. From 2009 to 2012, however, the number of cases grew at an average rate of 33.4% (2,958 cases) per year, whereas funding experienced an average decrease of 21.7% (965,382 USD) per year. In 2012, the Ministry of Health (MoH) carried out the first national quantification exercise for the 2013 procurement of medicines, under a standard forecasting methodology.