Building Institutional Capacity for Better Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo

January 31, 2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dentons, Founders Room, 1900 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now ten years from the official end of what some call Africa’s first world war. The transition from conflict to sustainable development is never easy, especially for the poor and most vulnerable. While indicators are improving, DRC’s maternal mortality is still 846 deaths per 100,000 live births. What can be done to end preventable newborn, child, and maternal mortality in DRC?

Join MSH, Dentons, and the Institute for African Studies for the launch of the final report of the USAID-funded Integrated Health Project followed by a discussion with practitioners and experts on the past and future of health in the DRC. 


Jenifer Healy, Senior Managing Director,  Dentons 


  • Ousmane Faye, Project Director, Integrated Health Project, MSH
  • Lynn Lawry, Senior Director of Health, Overseas Strategic Consulting
  • Perri Sutton, Family Planning Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
  • Loyce Pace, President & Executive Director, Global Health Council
  • and more to be confirmed