As of 2020, around 2,700 people had access to the lifesaving treatment, representing only a portion of those requiring antiretroviral therapies. Access to testing and treatment on the ground represent biggest barriers to equitable care.
DoDaum has led efforts to deliver antiretroviral treatments at community and family levels, while building sustainable systems to strengthen integrated service delivery overall. Our HIV strategy focuses on community-based hospitals to scale-up HIV services. The work is focused mostly on underserved populations. With our volunteers, we promote HIV treatment and support interventions.
Since 2013, DoDaum has worked tirelessly to fight the spread of HIV. The initiative has reached 2,700 individuals with a combination of prevention, care and treatment activities and services. We are working in partnership with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Health.
DoDaum seeks to catalyze policy reforms at the international scale to alleviate human suffering. We will use evidence, data, and publication to elucidate the on-the-ground circumstances of HIV transmission in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The rapid rise of HIV in the nation, however, warrants focus on immediate delivery of treatment to patients to reduce the likelihood of an epidemic.