Integrated Health Project Plus

Project Overview

The Integrated Health Project Plus (IHPplus) partners with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to strengthen the country's health system at every level. IHPplus activities focus on maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning, nutrition, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and water, sanitation, and hygiene—applying many proven, low-cost, high-impact innovations on a large scale. The project’s health systems strengthening component includes improved implementation of selected policies, program advocacy, and decision-making, particularly at the provincial levels.

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), IHPplus was a three-year “bridge” to avoid a gap in services in USAID-supported health zones upon completion of the USAID Health Office’s five-year flagship Integrated Health Project (IHP). IHPplus was implemented by MSH and Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. (OSC), under a subcontract via Pathfinder/Evidence to Action (E2A).

IHPplus worked in 126 target health zones in nine Divisions Provinciales de Santé (DPS): 1) Kasaï; 2) Kasaï Central; 3) Lomami; 4) Kasaï Oriental; 5) Sankuru; 6) Haut Lomami; 7) Lualaba; 8) Sud Kivu; 9) Haut Katanga (formerly the four provinces of Kasaï Occidental, Kasaï Oriental, Katanga, and Sud Kivu).