Democratic Republic of Congo is a Central African country and the second largest country in Africa. It has a population of 68 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 48 years (males) and 51 years (females). The country is challenged by limited financial resources and a lack of a robust monitoring and evaluation system. These challenges are addressed in the DRC’s National Health Plan (PNDS in its French abbreviation) 2016-2020, captioned “Towards Universal Health Coverage.” The MoH has evinced good leadership skills in aligning development partners around the PNDS. DRC joined the International Health Partnership in 2009 (now UHC2030) and has used it as a key instrument to begin holding donors more accountable to their commitments. At national level, this has seemed to work but there is still much work to be done to have these effects trickle down to the district/local level. You can access important country documents by clicking here.
Key Health Indicators
Country Fact Sheet