Increase ARV access for PLWHA in Dominican Republic through the transition from vertical supply system to an integrated national pharmaceutical system

Journal Article
  • C. Valdez
  • E. Barillas
  • H. Espinoza
Value in Health
Nov. 2015; 18 (7): A575. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2015.09.1905.

In 2010, the Ministry of Health (MoH) asked USAID for technical assistance to implement interventions to improve the HIV/AIDS supply chain system. Assessments revealed that fragmentation of the pharmaceutical system contributed to stock-outs and expiration of antiretroviral (ARVs) and other medicines and supplies used by disease control programs. The implementation of an integrated system was proposed as the most efficient and sustainable alternative to confront the HIV/AIDS pharmaceutical supply problems.