Note: FP2020 uses a rolling baselines so values are recalculated each year based on the newset available data.
Democratic Republic of Congo
A commitment maker since 2013, the DRC has a mix of solid family planning advancements as well as extreme family planning challenges. Kinshasa shows a lot of family planning service provision in both public and private clinics and a higher mCPR compared to the rest of the country, and focuses on introducing new advances such as self-injection for DMPA-SC. A number of provinces remain in conflict, leading to limited to no access to family planning products and/or services, as well as supply chain problems. In order to advance family planning, the country is focusing on getting its RH/FP law accepted and approved by the government, aims to establish and finance a budget line for family planning and increase access to FP services and commodities for all, including youth.
DRC FP2020 Commitment
DRC Family Planning: National Multisectoral Strategic Plan 2014 – 2020
This strategic plan, adopted on January 10, 2014, covers the period from 2014-2020 and was designed as a reference tool for all Family Planning interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Republic of Congo Revitalized Commitment
The DRC maintains the commitments previously made in Addis Ababa (Nov. 2013) and renewed in Bali (Jan. 2016) and adds two new commitments to accelerate the achievement of 19% mCPR and the access to FP services to at least 2,1 million additional Women of Reproductive Age (15-49) by 2020. The DRC will continue to: 1. support the implementation of the National Strategic Family Planning, 2014-2020; 2. from 2017, allocate at least on an annual basis a budget line called “Purchase of contraceptives” for 2.5 million dollars from domestic resources; 3. secure the voting of the law on the reproductive health and family planning, for all women of Reproductive Age, by December 2020 at the latest; 5. reform laws that protect adolescent girls from early marriage through education, awareness raising, social reintegration, and women’s empowerment programs. Additionally, starting 2017, the DRC commits to: 1. foster the support of the private sector to invest in family planning and 2. scale up community-based distribution of both Sayana Press in all its forms (self-injection and distribution through community health workers) based on results from the ongoing pilot studies, scheduled to end in February 2018.
The data displayed on this page is courtesy of the Track20 Project. Implemented by Avenir Health, Track20 monitors progress towards achieving the goals of the global FP2020 initiative.
source : pDHS 2015
FP2020 uses a suite of quantitative metrics—Core Indicators—to monitor progress annually across 69 focus countries. Estimates for the Core Indicators are produced annually by commitment countries through a network of country-based Track20 M&E officers housed in government institutions. For a complete analysis of the DRC and these Core Indicators, click below.
Your quick guide to key documents and resources that together provide greater context on family planning in the Democratic Republic of Congo.