Continued instability has put reliable health care out of reach for many Congolese. A high incidence of sexual violence in eastern Congo also increases the demand for skilled medical care.

A growing Congolese civil society is helping to provide health care at the community level, while partnerships between UN agencies, international NGOs, and CBOs provide health care to those who need it the most.

Additional Research

Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Center for Global Health and Prevention 

Everyday Emergency

Doctors Without Borders