UNFPA Democratic Republic of the Congo

Still in a fragile phase of post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a least developed country with very high maternal and newborn mortality and HIV prevalence as well as a legacy of sexual violence. With families averaging 5 or 6 children, the population is very young and growing at more than 3 per cent per year. Working in the country since 1978, UNFPA aims to improve access to quality reproductive health care services – including HIV interventions -- and to integrate population and gender issues in national policies and programmes.

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Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

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Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 15

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  • Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 15
  • Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 18

Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 18 or 15

Percentage of 15-24 year old females who think that wife beating is justified under at least one condition

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Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Congo, the Democratic Republic of the*

148,393
Healthy years of life saved (women)
1,158,783
Healthy years of life saved (children)
1,307,176
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
8,935,838
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

2,442
Maternal deaths averted
13,705
Child deaths averted
181,266
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

549,290
Unintended pregnancies averted
181,266
Abortions averted

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