Dominican Republic Establishes Commission to Examine Implications of Including ART in Country Health Plan
August 24, 2012
"The Dominican Republic is one step closer to ensuring that all people living with HIV access treatment," UNAIDS reports in an article on its webpage, adding, "The country's National Social Security Council has established a commission to look into the technical, financial and operational implications of including antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the Basic Health Plan." According to the article, "[t]he establishment of the commission comes after a financial feasibility study about covering people living with HIV under the country's family health insurance," and "[t]he newly-established commission -- whose membership includes several national health system offices in addition to regional and global partners such as PAHO and UNAIDS -- is set to complete its work during the last quarter of 2012" (8/23).
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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