Emergency Medical Services development in
the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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BACKGROUND

Since 2014 we’ve been working with partners in public safety and health agencies from rural and urban communities, including volunteer ambulance services, fire departments, Peace Corps volunteers and the Dominican Red Cross. In that time our Beacon pilot program has grown from a few transfers for complicated childbirths each week, to a 24-7 emergency response network with groups of responders in multiple communities across Puerto Plata and Monte Cristi provinces, providing both prehospital emergency care and inter-facility transfers to a population of nearly 325,000 Dominicans who’d previously had limited access to reliable emergency care and transport.

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ABOUT
DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC

Dominican Republic

Capital – Santo Domingo

Official languages –  Spanish
Population – 9,445,281

To learn more about emergency medical services on the island, visit the Dominican Republic page along with many other countries in our EMS DATABASE.

TEAM

INCIDENTS CHART
2016 DATA
MetricManzanilloMonte CristiGuayubínTotals
Emergency Incidents

(through Dec. 31, 2016)

2429144377
Launch DateApril 2015June 2016July 2016
Population Coverage15,00035,00020,00070,000
Core Responders25272274
Patient Transport Vehicles3227
Patients Transported2424052334
Avg. Assign Time0:02:020:04:550:05:340:02:48
Avg. Arrival Time0:05:200:06:030:07:500:05:06
Avg. Total Scene Time0:09:560:06:230:09:140:09:02
Avg. Transport Time0:27:140:13:550:02:410:26:53
Avg. Total Incident Time0:42:560:21:390:15:510:39:02
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SUPPORTERS

With generous support from:

Emergency Medical Services Development in Dominican Republic
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Emergency Medical Services Development in Dominican Republic
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And a very special thanks to:

The Bill and Ann Bresnan Foundation
The Henry E. Niles Foundation
The Widgeo Point Charitable Foundation

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