Project profile — Support to Health Zones in the Kinshasa Province of DRC


Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement Consortium CCISD-CHUM (CA-CRA_ACR-3892605882)
2012-03-30 - 2014-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Congo, Democratic Republic (100.00%)


• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (40.00%)
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (10.00%)
Infectious disease control (12250) (20.00%)
Health personnel development (12281) (10.00%)
• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (5.00%)
Family planning (13030) (5.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Basic sanitation (14032) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


The project aims to provide support to the health system at the peripheral level in the Kinshasa province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). More precisely, it helps three health zones in the Nsele district and four health zones in the Funa district to develop the administrative and technical capacities allowing them to offer quality essential services that are more accessible financially and geographically. It also aims to develop and reinforce the leadership capacity of the management teams to allow for an effective and efficient management of the health system. The project activities mainly focus on developing and building the technical and administrative capacities of health officials and managers of health facilities in the seven targeted zones.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased utilization of the available primary health care services by women, girls, men and boys in the targeted health zones; and (2) improved management of local public health services, including measures to improve gender equality.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2016 include: (1) the coverage rate for the fourth prenatal consultation increased from 52.81% in 2015 to 59.19% in 2016 in the district of Funa, and from 48.58% to 53.73% in Nsele district; (2) the rate of curative consultations increased from 29% in 2015 to 38% in 2016 in Funa, and from 34.51% to 37% in Nsele; (3) the percentage of consultations referred by health centres to general referral hospitals increased from 1.24% in 2015 to 1.56% in 2016, and from 11.56% to 15.41% in Nsele, above the set target of 7%. Furthermore, the occupancy rate of beds in general referral hospitals was 75% in Funa (up from 48.29% at the beginning of the project) and 56% in Nsele (up from 36.4% at the beginning of the project); (4) gender mainstreaming in the annual operational action plans of supported health zones increased from 63% to 100%, with an average of 94%. Since the beginning of the project, some 132 health care providers (83 women and 49 men) were trained in equality between men and women. These results contributed to improving the capacity of health facilities to accommodate the needs of patients, especially women and children, to improving the management capacities of core teams in health zones, and to providing better health care services to the population of Funa and Nsele districts.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $695,169
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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