Former Country Director, Dominican Republic
Critical to the Dominican Republic's efforts to improve access to high-quality HIV services is a robust health workforce and strong systems to manage and support these valuable human resources. The Improving HIV Service Outcomes through Strengthening Human Resources Management project will refine key health workforce systems at the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Public Administration, hospitals, and other institutions.
Project Focus Areas
The project builds on the successes of IntraHealth's work in the country under the former global project, CapacityPlus. Through CapacityPlus, IntraHealth supported the Ministry of Public Health in a process of payroll reform, which revealed nearly 10,000 ghost workers (individuals receiving a salary but not working). The Ministry began a phased approach to clean its payroll by reclaiming the salaries of the ghost workers, resulting in savings of over $9 million annually. These savings are being used to improve HIV and other health services by hiring new health workers, increasing salaries by 10%, eliminating user fees, and investing in other health sector reforms, such as setting up a better procurement process for HIV testing kits and antiretroviral drugs.
|Dates:||2015 to 2017|