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.

Data overview View more

Población

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Salud materna y neonatal

  • Partos atendidos por personal de salud cualificado

Salud sexual y reproductiva

  • Tasa de prevalencia del uso de anticonceptivos, cualquier método

  • Demanda no satisfecha

Educación

Fecundidad

Tasa de fecundidad total, mujeres, 2010-2015

Esperanza de vida

Esperanza de vida al nacer, 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

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

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Esperanza de vida

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, the Democratic Republic of the 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/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Supply chain management strategy

A costed supply chain management strategy was in place, taking into account the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide on ensuring rights-based contraceptive delivery

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

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

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

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

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Inquiries into reproductive rights

A national human rights institution conducted an inquiry on the exercise of reproductive rights

Population projections

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

Fistula treatment

4996 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

4 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

300000 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

11062 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/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Supply chain management strategy

A costed supply chain management strategy was in place, taking into account the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide on ensuring rights-based contraceptive delivery

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

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

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

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

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Inquiries into reproductive rights

A national human rights institution conducted an inquiry on the exercise of reproductive rights

Population projections

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

Fistula treatment

4996 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

4 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

300000 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

11062 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • Ganancias
  • Principales
  • Non - core

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