Healthy women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Reporting Organization:Oxfam-Quebec
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 13,600,000
Timeframe: April 16, 2016 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: MBOLA RAZAFIMAHEFA
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Congo (DRC) - $ 13,328,000.00 (98.00%)

Canada - $ 272,000.00 (2.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (20 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (20 %)

Primary Health Care (20 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (20 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Economic Development & Empowerment (20 %)

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The Healthy Mothers and Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo initiative aims to reduce maternal and child mortality by improving access to, and delivery of, adapted health services for mothers and children under age five and increasing the skills of health workers. Activities include rehabilitating 20 maternity wards; caring for 3,500 HIV-positive mothers and newborns; and implementing education campaigns on family planning, sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancy. The initiative will contribute to strengthening health systems and improving health and nutrition.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 359,747
Total Indirect Population: 1,791,891
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Improved delivery of environmentally responsible services and health care geared to the needs of mothers and of children under the age of five in the targeted areas; Improved delivery of environmentally responsible services and health care geared to the needs of mothers and of children under the age of five in the targeted areas;
Increased use of the health services by the local populations in the targeted areas, especially women, young people and children under the age of five.

Achieved Results



SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of advocacy and public engagement activities completed which are focused on SRHR
  • # of health care service providers trained in SRHR services
  • # of national laws, policies and strategies relating to SRHR implemented or strengthened
  • # of people provided with modern contraception (by method)
  • # of teachers/facilitators trained on comprehensive sexuality education
  • # of women and girls (age) provided with access to sexual and reproductive health services, including modern methods of contraception
  • # of women’s rights organizations and networks (international and local) advancing SRHR
  • % of primary service delivery points with least 3 modern methods of contraception available on the day of assessment
  • % of women who decided to use family planning, alone or jointly with their husbands/partners
MNCH-related indicators
  • # of district/health facilities that use sex disaggregated data to inform health service delivery
  • # of health facilities that provide gender-responsive family-planning services
  • % of total population living within 5 km to a functioning health facility
  • %/total of health workers (male/female) trained and using their learned skills
  • %/total of infants (0-5 months) who are fed exclusively with breast milk
  • %/total of mothers, and %/total of babies, who received postnatal care within two days of childbirth
  • %/total of women attended at least four times during pregnancy by any provider for reasons related to the pregnancy
SDG Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • SDG 1.4.1 Proportion of population living in households with access to basic services
SDG Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG 3.1.1 Maternal mortality ratio
  • SDG 3.1.2 Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel
  • SDG 3.2.1 Under‑5 mortality rate
  • SDG 3.2.2 Neonatal mortality rate
  • SDG 3.3.5 Number of people requiring interventions against neglected tropical diseases
  • SDG 3.7.1 Proportion of women of reproductive age (aged 15–49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods
  • SDG 3.8.2 Proportion of population with large household expenditures on health as a share of total household expenditure or income
  • SDG 3.9.2 Mortality rate attributed to unsafe water, unsafe sanitation and lack of hygiene (exposure to unsafe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All (WASH) services)
SDG Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • SDG 5.3.1 Proportion of women aged 20–24 years who were married or in a union before age 15 and before age 18
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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