Democratic Republic of The Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Malaria is a leading health problem in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—more than 40 percent of clinic visits and 19 percent of deaths among children under age five are attributed to malaria. The National Malaria Control Strategic Plan 2016–2020 stratified DRC’s 26 provinces based on malaria parasite prevalence to allow a focus on the nine most high-burden provinces. The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID concentrates efforts in these high-transmission zones to strengthen vector control, human health, supply chain, and strategic information capacity building and system strengthening.

PMI Measure Malaria (PMM) worked to improve the coordination of malaria surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation (SME) initiatives at the national and subnational level to strengthen data quality, analysis, and use for decision making. Activities included strengthening decision making at the central level through a surveillance, monitoring and evaluation technical working group; conducting assessments and supportive supervision at various levels of the health system to improve malaria data quality and use; and producing regional quarterly malaria bulletins for sharing information and planning activities.

Learn about PMI’s work in the DRC.

See the World Health Organization’s general country statistics.

Visit the DRC’s Ministry of Health website.

Évaluation du système de surveillance du paludisme en République démocratique du Congo : Rapport final

Associating the scale-up of insecticide-treated nets and use with the decline in all-cause child mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 2005 to 2014