OPS delivers technological equipment to Conani that seeks to reduce the digital divide among children and adolescents

With the aim of supporting the creation and strengthening of Community Centers that seek to reduce the technological gap and contribute to the free access of children and adolescents, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization in the Dominican Republic donated technological equipment valued at more than two million pesos to the National Council for Children and Adolescents (CONANI).

The equipment delivered by PAHO/WHO is destined to equip four community centers in the provinces of Pedernales, Saman√° and the municipalities of Santo Domingo East and Santo Domingo North of the country.

“We hope that these centers will serve as a meeting and integration space between education, health, sports and CONANI in favor of the children and adolescents (NNA) of these territories,” said the PAHO/WHO representative in the country, Dr. Olivier Ronveaux.

During the handover ceremony, it was recalled that these community centers seek to provide validated information and training programs to promote comprehensive health, especially sexual and reproductive health, as well as violence prevention from a perspective of respect, interculturalism and human rights.

The community centers, as part of the Susan Thompson Buffet project, seek to promote access to essential integrated health services, especially sexual and reproductive health services, including issues such as prevention of and attention to violence against children, adolescents and Afro-descendant women living in areas of high social vulnerability.

The project was developed in cooperation with CONANI, the Ministry of Public Health and the National Health Service of the Dominican Republic.

After the handover ceremony, a technical meeting was held where they discussed the plans to be developed in the coming year together with CONANI, such as capacity building in the prevention of violence against children and adolescents.


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