The 'Promoting the Right to Health of the Most Discriminated and Vulnerable Populations of the Dominican Republic' programme advocates for policies and practices, which respect the rights of women, children and minorities, which are discriminated against in the Dominican Republic (DR), including their access to healthcare.
The programme works to increase the awareness about rights and access to health, social security, and how to act when rights are not respected.
The project aims to address the lack of dialogue between civil society, public health authorities and private health service providers within the DR.
It also looks to address a lack of both transparency and systematic accountability within the country.
1 February, 2018 to 31 June, 2020
This programme will target discriminated groups, civil society organisations, and the general population.
Centro Montalvo, Instituto Nacional de la Salud (Insalud), Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico Haitianas (MUDHA) and Christian Aid
The programme aims to help marginalised people understand their rights and how to access them, particularly in relation to health.
The project will work to improve the current system and advocate for action.
To date, the programme has supported civil society and local organisations to better advocate for the rights of marginalised communities.
Monitoring health systems
The programme has helped to establish committees to monitor compliance with health system regulations.
The programme has helped marginalised groups understand their rights and advocate for inclusive public policies, which respect these rights.