The improvement of the primary care and hospital care of children and mothers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The project aims to improve maternal and child health services by promoting the provisioning of high-quality health services at the centres attached to the Monkole General Hospital: Eliba, Moluka and Kimbondo. The project will be carried out on the outskirts of Kinshasa, in the areas of Mont-Ngafula and Selenbao, in the neighbourhoods of Kindele, Herady and Kimbondo, in the DRC.
The maternal, neonatal and child mortality rates in the DRC are among the highest in the world. Demographic and health studies from 2013-2014 put the neonatal mortality rate around 28 deaths per 1,000 live births, and maternal mortality at 846 deaths per 100,000 live births. Quality and safety in care leaves much to be desired due to a lack of water and electricity, the reuse of single-use materials, the absence of a Blood Bank, and staff suffering from a lack of basic clinical skills.
Clinical action protocols will also be developed to improve the quality of maternal and child health services. Finally, an external communication plan will be designed, planned and executed for the health centres in Eliba, Kimbondo and Moluka.
- Eliba: a total population of 14,800 inhabitants; 21% are women, with 3,100 of childbearing age (15 to 49 years of age).
- Moluka: a total population of 18,500 inhabitants; 21% are women, with 3,885 of childbearing age.
- Kimbondo: a total population of 13,360 inhabitants; 21% are women, 2,806 of childbearing age.