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, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • 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

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Vulnerability mapping

Mapping was generated and used to illustrate the vulnerability of population to disasters and humanitarian crises

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

25192 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

2121 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Vulnerability mapping

Mapping was generated and used to illustrate the vulnerability of population to disasters and humanitarian crises

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

25192 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

2121 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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