Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • 100YES

    A Promise Renewed Signatory Country

  • 100YES

    A Promise Renewed Launch Country

Demographics

  • 77266814

    Total population (2015)

  • 13875564

    Population aged under-5 (2015)

  • 3216895

    Number of births/year (2015)

Under-5 mortality

  • 98

    Under-five mortality rate (deaths per 1000 live births) (2015)

  • 9

    Under-5 mortality rank (in descending order of under-5 mortality rate)

  • 47%

    Under-5 mortality reduction 1990-2015 (%)

  • 305000

    Under-5 deaths/year (2015)

Newborn mortality

  • 30

    Newborn mortality rate (deaths per 1000 births) (2015)

  • 20

    Newborn mortality rank

  • 28%

    Percentage newborn mortality reduction 1990-2015 (%)

  • 94000

    Newborn deaths/year (2015)

Maternal mortality

  • 730

    Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births) (2013)

  • 23

    Lifetime risk of maternal death (1 in ?)

  • 29%

    Maternal mortality reduction 1990-2013 (%)

  • 21000

    Number of maternal deaths (2013)

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Recent Updates

  • Family Kits for Improvement in Maternal and Child Health in DRC

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    Under the banner of A Promise Renewed, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) distributed thousands of ‘family kits’, packages of essential items for maternal and child health, during August and September 2014. Kits were distributed through four critical health zones, located in the Bas-Congo and Kasai Occidental Provinces. Following the launch of […]