Ambassador James W. Brewster visited Clínica de Familia La Romana in the Eastern region

USAID “Advancing Partners and Communities” Project has obligated US$248,000 for 2014-2106 to Clínica de Familia, through ADOPLAFAM consortium

La Romana – The United States Ambassador James W. Brewster and his husband Mr. Bob Satawake visited Clínica de Familia La Romana, located in La Romana province, this organization supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the “Advancing Partners and Communities” project. Clínica de Familia La Romana Executive Director Mina Halpern, accompanied the Ambassador during the tour, where Ambassador Brewster had the opportunity to talk with the staff of the health center.

USAID “Advancing Partners and Communities” Project has obligated for 2014-2016 the amount of US$248,000 for Clínica de Familia, through the Asociación Dominicana de Planificación Familiar (ADOPLAFAM) consortium to improve access to services for key population, with emphasis in prevention, care and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and syphilis counseling and testing. Through USAID project, Clínica de Familia recently opened the Men Integrated Health Program, focused on men health.

Clínica de Familia La Romana provides integrated, comprehensive and specialized HIV care, general medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, sonogram and ultrasound, psychology, pediatrics, laboratory, family planning, nutrition, cardiology and medical services for diabetes patients. The clinic provides medical services with a family-centered methodology.

The Clínica de Familia Works with vulnerable population in La Romana, including persons with HIV, sex workers, adolescents and low-income population. The institutional goal is to improve on a daily basis the quality of medical services and focus the resources to reach more people that no access to health services.