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 par tranche d'âge, %
    Population âgée de 0 à 14 ans (en %)
    Population âgée de 15 à 64 ans (en %)
    Population aged 65+

Santé sexuelle et reproductive

Part des naissances encadrées par un personnel de santé qualifié, %, 2014-2019
    Part des naissances encadrées par un personnel de santé qualifié

Planification familiale

Proportion of demand satisfied with modern methods, women aged 15-49, per cent, 2022
    Modern method  


Total net enrolment rate, percent

Gender, Rights, and Human Capital

Pratiques nuisibles

Demographic Dividend: Congo, Democratic Republic of the View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Espérance de vie

Total fertility rate

Select year range
Year: 2018 Note: Years 2017 to 2100 are projected data.
Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision



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