République Démocratique du Congo
Throughout the five-year project period RRHO will support and complement HRSA’s Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RRHS) initiative implemented by ICAP at Columbia University in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In so doing, both projects will jointly strengthen the ability of the impact partners to become self-learning organizations that are also interdependent and can promote and capacitate South-South engagement with the goal of contributing to PEPFAR’s human resources for health (HRH) strategy:
- Provincial Ministry of Health in Lubumbashi
- The Nursing Council
- University of Lubumbashi (UNILU): Faculty of Medicine
- ISTM Lubumbashi
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HIV in DRC
Continuous support from the Joint United Nations Team on AIDS (Joint Team) enabled the Democratic Republic of Congo to improve access to prevention and treatment services for the general population. More than 136,000 adults and children were on ART in 2016 and elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) coverage was increased up to 70%. In addition, stigma and discrimination as well as sexual and gender-related violence were also addressed to provide a supportive environment for people living with HIV and key populations (UNAIDS).
Number of people living with HIV (UNAIDS 2017): 390,000 [310,000 - 470,000]
Adults aged 15 to 49 prevalence rate (UNAIDS 2017): 0.7% [0.5% - 0.9%]
Adults aged 15 and over living with HIV (UNAIDS 2017): 340,000 [270,000 - 410,000]
Women aged 15 and over living with HIV (UNAIDS 2017): 250,000 [190,000 - 300,000]
Children aged 0 to 14 living with HIV (UNAIDS 2017): 51,000 [35,000 - 63,000]
Deaths due to AIDS (UNAIDS 2017): 17,000 [9,600 - 25,000]
Orphans due to AIDS aged 0 to 17 (UNAIDS 2017): 320,000 [260,000 - 370,000]
WHO Building Blocks in DRC
This WHO framework describes health systems in terms of six core components or “building blocks” including service delivery, health workforce, health information systems, access to essential medicines, financing, and leadership & governance [WHO, 2010]. Click on each tab to explore these health system indicators.
Medical Products, Infrastructure & Equipment
- Total density per 100,000 population: District/rural hospitals 0.43 (2013) (Source: WHO, 2015)
- Total density per 100,000 population: Hospitals 0.45 (2013) (Source: WHO, 2015)
- Total density per 100,000 population: Provincial Hospitals 0.02 (2013) (Source: WHO, 2015)