DRC Senate vote on project to improve child and maternal health

April 6, 2016 OPINION/NEWS


Darell Maurice

A vote was recently taken by the Democratic Republic of the Congo Senate, with the unanimous result from the 63 senators present authorizing the agreement between the International Development Association (IDA) and DRC for a system to improve maternal and child health.

For an amount of US $130 million the agreement covers 140 health zones in the DRC in eleven provinces.

These include health zones of Ecuador, Haut Katanga, Upper Lomami, Kwango, Kwilu, Mai-Ndombe, Lualaba, Maniema, Mongala, South Ubangi and Tshuapa.

The goal of the project is to improve the use and quality of maternal and child health services in specific health areas in the country.

This is to help the DRC in particular to improve the use and quality of health services in health facilities by funding based on performance, to carry out activities aimed at improving the health reform process, in particular strengthening the policy and practice of health financing and good governance.

This project will be implemented by the Ministry of Health and brings hope to a great number of people in the DRC.







Darell Maurice

Darell Maurice is a Journalist based in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city Kinshasa and works for Canal7kintv. He also blogs here.


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