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PMI: Presidents Malaria Initiative - Saving lives in Africa.

Democratic Republic of the Congo


Malaria in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Malaria is a major health problem in the country, accounting for an estimated 40 percent of outpatient visits by children under five and 40 percent of the overall mortality in children under five. Implementation of large-scale malaria control activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) faces serious challenges. The countryís health infrastructure is very weak, and it is estimated that only about 25 percent of the population has access to health facilities. An additional complicating factor is that external donor support of health activities in the DRC is fragmented geographically. With fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding, the Presidentís Malaria Initiative (PMI) will expand malaria control support not only to the 136 health zones in five provinces currently targeted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), but also to two new health zones in Eastern Kasai and South Kivu, increasing the total supported health zones to 138 in five provinces (West Kasai, East Kasai, South Kivu, Katanga and Orientale Province). This represents almost 27 percent of all the 515 health zones in the country.

arrow  Read more about PMI's activities in the DRC Country Profile [PDF, 280KB].

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Malaria Operational Plans

  Photo of mother and daughter.
  PMI focuses its efforts on the populations most vulnerable to malaria: children under five years of age and pregnant women.
Source: IMA World Health

The Malaria Operational Plans (MOPs) below are detailed one-year implementation plans for PMI in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Each MOP briefly reviews the current status of malaria control and prevention policies and interventions, identifies challenges and unmet needs, and describes planned activities under PMI. These MOPs have been endorsed by the Global Malaria Coordinator and reflects collaborative discussions with national malaria control programs and partners in country.


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