Overview: Integrated Health Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Fact Sheet

The Integrated Health Project (DRC-IHP) in DRC focuses on maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning, nutrition, malaria, and tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)— applying many proven, low-cost, high-impact innovations on a large scale.

DRC-IHP works closely with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to strengthen the country's health system at every level and achieve the Ministry of Health's targets of saving 437,000 lives of children and mothers over five years. Data modeling using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) shows that DRC-IHP interventions saved the lives of more than 150,000 children over just three years. The project has improved health services for more than 12 million people—17 percent of the Congolese population.