The DRMP is constantly monitoring and evaluating their efforts in the Dominican Republic. They work closely with Dominican organizations and others to ensure that their efforts match the felt needs of the people. Currently, the DRMP focuses its efforts in four main areas:
Each of our medical clinics house a hypertension station, where patients with high blood pressure are shown a short educational video (in both Spanish and Kreole) on the ill-effects of hypertension, and then they are given a three-month supply of medication and a card with the date and their blood pressure.
Upon the DRMP’s return to that batey a few months later, patients are encouraged to return to the medical clinic and have their blood pressure taken again so that medications can be adjust accordingly.
The DRMP, in collaboration with Light A Candle, monitors these patients consistently throughout the year to ensure they are receiving the best quality of care.
The data collected from the last two years of hypertension station show that since 2012, 40% of patients that the DRMP monitors have reached healthy levels of blood pressure.
CHILD HEALTH PROMOTION
Director of Mission