DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
|Number of women aged 15-49 (millions)33
|Total Fertility Rate (TFR)34
|Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) Modern Methods35
|Percent with Unmet Need for Family Planning37
33 PRB Family Planning Worldwide 2013 Data Sheet
34 PRB 2013 World Population Data Sheet
35 PRB 2013 World Population Data Sheet
36 World Contraceptive Patterns, 2013 UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs (2010 data)
37 World Contraceptive Patterns, 2013 UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs (2010 data)
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Sexual and reproductive health is among IRC’s main health priorities and family planning acknowledged as a number one focus of their efforts. IRC is committed to increasing the availability of modern contraception, and in particular widely neglected long-term methods to prevent women from unwanted pregnancies and often life-threatening medical complications.
The IRC has been working with national partners from the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and supported a wide range of RH services at MOH run facilities. The 350 LNG IUS are integrated into existing comprehensive family planning programs at seven sites in North and South Kivu.