UNFPA Congo

Buffeted by humanitarian crises, the Republic of Congo has a weak health system and a high maternal death rate, even though trained personnel attend most births. To accelerate development, the Government is committed to free maternal and child health care as well as gender equality, both goals supported by UNFPA. Active in the country since 1972, UNFPA has helped reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive prevalence and lessen HIV/AIDS rates. Current programmes focus on better health for mothers and newborns, including in indigenous communities. They promote family planning, and reproductive and sexual health education for young people.

Data overview View more

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, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Congo View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Congo in 2018 View more

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

Social norm mapping

A social norm assessment, based on the UNFPA social norm framework, was completed

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Fistula treatment

45 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

107 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

12596 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Female genital mutilation

238994 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

2195 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

Social norm mapping

A social norm assessment, based on the UNFPA social norm framework, was completed

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Fistula treatment

45 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

107 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

12596 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Female genital mutilation

238994 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

2195 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
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Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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