Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been a recipient country of the Global Fund since 2004 and has been disbursed over US$2.2 billion for HIV, TB and malaria.

As  reported in the Follow-up Audit Report; Global Fund Grants in the Democratic Republic of Congo implemented by Population Services International released in May 2020, the DRC is one of the Global Fund’s three largest portfolios. DRC grants are implemented in a challenging operating environment characterized by poor infrastructure, recurring armed conflicts and repeated outbreaks. 

However, with the support of the Global Fund, in DRC;

  • Between 2010 and 2020 the number of AIDS-related deaths decreased by 60%, from approximately 42,000 in 2010 to approximately 17,000 in 2020.
  • New HIV infections declined by 66% between 2000 and 2020.
  • The proportion of people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral drugs improved significantly from only 8% in 2010 to 75% in 2020.
  • Between 2010 and 2019 the number of people using long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets more than doubled, from 23% of the population to 56%.
  • The number of people with suspected cases of malaria being tested nearly tripled, from 35% in 2010 to 91% in 2019.
  • TB mortality declined by 5% between 2012 and 2020.
  • TB treatment coverage increased by 46% between 2012 and 2020 – from 48% to 70%.

DRC is part of the the Breaking Down Barriers Initiative launched  in 2020 as means of  operationalisation of Strategic Objective 3 of the Global Fund Strategy 2017 – 2022. As part of this initiative, a Baseline Assessment was conducted in 2020.

The key findings of the baseline assessment revealed that  at the time the assessments were undertaken in the 20 priority countries , programs existed in all seven of the program areas relevant to removing human rights-related barriers to HIV services.  But at the time the assessments were undertaken, the programs were generally not sufficiently supported in terms of funding and local capacity, were not at a scale that makes a significant difference, and otherwise lacked the scope to reach the populations who need them.

With support from the Global Fund, DRC has successfully implemented electronic health information systems including District Health Information System 2 in all 26 provinces. The country has also developed and implemented an online surveillance system in five provinces that allows real-time reporting on epidemic outbreaks. This is vital tool in preparing for and detecting future pandemic threats (Learn more).

DRC is one of the five African countries which co-hosted the Preparatory meeting of the Seventh Replenishment of the Global Fund on 23-24 February 2022. The country is both a donor to the Global Fund and an implementer of Global Fund-supported programs. DRC pledged US$6 million for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment, covering 2020-2022. 

 

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 About the action

The action in Democratic Republic of Congo  is led by Jeunesse congolaises vers la voie du savoir with the support of the following partners. 

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 united kingdom

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 European Commission

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 Sweden

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