The United States Donates 50 Ventilators and 2 field hospitals to the Dominican Republic to Respond to COVID-19

[Santo Domingo] – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Southern Command, has donated 50 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators and two field hospitals to the Dominican Republic to assist in its fight against COVID-19 and in support of disaster relief operations.  The donations combined are worth $1.85 …

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Funding Opportunity: Leaders for Change-Virtual Exchange Program

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY IN SANTO DOMINGO Notice of Funding Opportunity   Announcement Type: Grant Funding Opportunity Title:            Leaders for Change-Virtual Exchange Program Funding Opportunity Number:  S-DR860-NOFO-20-005         Date Opened: Friday, June 5, 2020   Closing Date and Time for Submission of Application: July 19, 2020 CFDA Number: 19.040 – General Department of State Assistance …

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Funding Opportunity: Fomenting research partnerships between the U.S. and the D.R.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY IN SANTO DOMINGO Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement Type: Grant Funding Opportunity Title: Fomenting research partnerships between the U.S. and the D.R.  Funding Opportunity Number:  S-DR860-20-NOFO-004 Date Opened: Thursday, June 4, 2020   Closing Date and Time for Submission of Application: July 19, 2020 CFDA Number: 19.040 – General Department of …

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Exchange alumni help their communities face COVID-19

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo offers academic and professional exchange programs for Dominicans to study in the United States, develop their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of U.S. culture and society. Exchange programs empower youth with the training, tools, and networks to actively participate in the economic and social development of their communities. …

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Consular Locally Engaged Staff Dedicated to Servicing American Citizens During Crisis

By: Mery Arcila Our highest priority abroad is to protect the lives and interests of U.S. citizens overseas, especially during times of crisis. Our consular officers and local staff serve American citizens during their most important moments – births, deaths, disasters, arrests, and all kinds of emergencies. They are usually the first to respond to …

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CDC-DR’s Epidemiologist, Dr. Luis Bonilla, Engaging in the Caribbean Region for Over Ten Years

By: Juan Reyes When disease outbreaks or other health threats emerge, epidemiologists are on the scene to investigate. Often called “disease detectives,” epidemiologists search for the cause of a disease, identify people who are at risk, determine how to control or stop the spread and prevent a recurrence of the disease. Physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and …

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How the U.S. helps its citizens abroad during a crisis

By: Mery Arcila During the COVID-19 crisis, our priority is to keep you informed. We advise U.S. citizens who live abroad to arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. In a time of crisis, we understand making decisions and knowing the steps to …

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USAID Supports Innovation During Quarantine

By: USAID-DR Being at home doesn’t have to be a barrier to innovation!  We congratulate Kemberly Abad, Rafael Fernández, Eladio Rodríguez and Dahiana Vásquez, winners of the 1st virtual hackathon “Innovating in Quarantine”, with their application “COVIDHELP”. COVIDHELP is “an application to help diabetics and hypertensive people over 65, as explained by Kemberly Abad. With …

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U.S. commits additional $2 million for the Dominican Republic in humanitarian assistance to combat COVID-19

May 1, 2020 Santo Domingo D.N. –  The United States Government announced an additional $2 million in assistance for a total of $3.4 million to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Dominican Republic.  The funds will be managed through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Dominican Republic. The $3.4 …

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s previous donations to the Dominican Republic are critical today

By: Juan Reyes In today’s interconnected world, a disease emerging in any part of the world can potentially become a health threat in the U.S., in the Dominican Republic or anywhere else.  Infectious diseases, such as the novel coronavirus disease or, better known as COVID-19, know no borders nor boundaries.  For this reason, CDC works …

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U.S.-D.R. Military Cooperation and Capacity Building is put into action in the face of COVID-19

By: William Medina The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo has over 18 offices that work to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the United States and the Dominican Republic.  One of those is the Department of Defense’s Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) which promotes U.S. foreign policy by enhancing the long-term bilateral defense relationship between the …

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10 years improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene in the Dominican Republic

By: David Maher & Esther Zeledon, PhD Water is vital for life, and access to safe, clean water is a basic human right.  For nearly six decades, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has partnered with the Dominican Republic to improve quality of life for the most vulnerable, investing over …

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U.S. commits $1.4 million to the Dominican Republic in humanitarian assistance to combat COVID-19

April 17, 2020 Santo Domingo D.N. –  The United States Government has committed $1.4 million to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Dominican Republic.   The funding will support epidemiological analysis and forecasting, identification and follow-up of contact tracing, as well as pandemic surveillance. This emergency humanitarian assistance will strengthen health care …

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Dominican Republic’s Emergency Operation Center ready to assist in COVID-19 response after assistance from the U.S.

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo has a long history of engaging our Dominican partners. By: William Medina The U.S. government (USG) has enabled the Emergency Operations Center (COE) to be ready to respond to a natural disaster or an unforeseen emergency such as COVID-19 through its various programs, trainings and donations.  Both the Office for Security Cooperation (OSC) …

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United States-Dominican Republic: Partners in Security and COVID-19

By: William Medina The United States and the Dominican Republic enjoy a strong bilateral security cooperation. Security cooperation efforts include emergency preparedness training and financial assistance for the Dominican government to better serve its citizenry during a disaster.  As the world confronts COVID-19 together, we see how these resources and trainings are being put into …

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The CDC Has a Long History Training Dominican Epidemiologists to Fight Infectious Diseases

For the past 10 years, the CDC has trained more than 550 Dominican epidemiologists By: Juan Reyes With the ongoing novel coronavirus situation currently unfolding around the globe and in the Dominican Republic, it is very important to have qualified epidemiologists ready to track, contain, and eliminate outbreaks. For the past 10 years, The United …

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USAID helped reduce maternal and neonatal deaths in D.R. by more than 40%

By: David Maher For nearly six decades, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, has collaborated with the government of the Dominican Republic and local civil society organizations, in an effort to guarantee social development and equality of opportunity. Health care has been a fundamental component of our assistance. In the last …

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The United States Embassy and FUNMODAIN Launch Textile Project to Supply Medical Garments to Dominican Medical Workers

April 8, 2020 Santo Domingo, N.D. The United States Embassy in collaboration with Fashion for Inclusion Foundation (FUNMODAIN, Spanish acronym) and the Dominican Association of Fashion Designers launched the DR Fashion SOS project in order to respond to the need for basic supplies required at this time in Dominican hospitals. The United States Embassy will …

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7 Ways USAID is Helping Contain Coronavirus Overseas

U.S. investments in global health security save lives By: USAID  Original can be found here:  https://medium.com/usaid-2030/7-ways-usaid-is-helping-contain-coronavirus-overseas-54c77a9bc32d   An infectious disease threat anywhere can be a threat everywhere. The United States is the most generous nation in the world when it comes to humanitarian assistance. We will lead the global response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) …

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The United States Government Provides Funds for COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits for the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic is in the first tranche of countries to receive COVID-19 test kits funded by the United States Santo Domingo, D.N. – The United States will be providing, via the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 2,000 COVID-19 tests to the Dominican Republic that use a nuclear-derived testing technique and can produce results in a …

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Funding Opportunity: Sports Envoy 2020 “¡Gol! Empowering women and girls through soccer”

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Notification of Funding Opportunity U.S. EMBASSY SANTO DOMINGO PUBLIC AFFAIRS Sports Envoy 2020   Announcement Type: Grant Funding Opportunity Title: Sports Envoy 2020 “¡Gol! Empowering women and girls through soccer” CFDA Number: 19.040 – General Department of State Assistance Date Opened: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Closing Date and Time for Submission …

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Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2020

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Notification of Funding Opportunity U.S. EMBASSY SANTO DOMINGO PUBLIC AFFAIRS ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT INNOVATION FUND (AEIF) 2020 Announcement Type: Grant Funding Opportunity Title: Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2020 Date Opened: January 24, 2020 Closing Date and Time for Submission of Application: March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (Santo Domingo time). Received …

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SAFE: Together for the love of youth and sports

          Healthy/Sano – Age appropriate development – No performance enhancing drugs – Access to nutritional food – All medical treatments or supplements are explained and authorized – Proper medical care for injuries             Protected/Asegurado – Parents and athletes are informed about options and chances for success …

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