Lorenza Cuevas Tejada, Nursing Assistant in the Dominican Republic

Lorenza Cuevas Tejada, a nursing assistant who works in the maternity ward at a health facility in the Dominican Republic, explains what she loves about nursing and how a close friend's HIV status affected her.

Our Involvement

CapacityPlus’s Alex Collins interviewed Lorenza during a three- month field assignment in the Dominican Republic. CapacityPlus provides assistance to the Ministry of Health to improve systems for strengthening the health workforce needed to contribute to an AIDS-free generation. The coverage of services including early detection of HIV and syphilis, family planning, and access to prenatal care for HIV-positive women has risen in many regions.