Project profile — Access to Health Services for Women and Girls in Kinshasa


Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement Consortium CCISD-CHUM (CA-CRA_ACR-3892605882)
2018-02-28 - 2023-11-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Congo, Democratic Republic (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic health infrastructure (12230) (20.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (25.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (25.00%)
Family planning (13030) (20.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

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


The project aims to offer greater availability and use of primary health care services, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH), such as maternal and newborn care, of women and girls in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project also contributes to strengthening management of health centres and access to SRH services by women and girls, including family planning, contraceptive methods and post-abortion care. Project activities include: (1) providing ongoing training to health care providers, taking into account the specific needs of women and girls; (2) purchasing medical and non-medical equipment; (3) strengthening the system for procuring medicines; and (4) supporting health care personnel in order to increase their capacity to promote best practices and raise community awareness in order to promote the health and rights of women and girls.

Expected results 

Expected results for the project include: (1) improved quality and availability of health care services, especially sexual and reproductive health services, taking into account gender equality and the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls; and (2) increased use by women, children and adolescents of sexual and reproductive health services that take gender equality and the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls into account.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) 154 adolescent peer educators, including 77 adolescent girls, have received training on sexual and reproductive health; (2) management teams at 64 health facilities, including 57 health centres and 7 hospitals have been supported and trained to improve the availability and accessibility of contraceptives, medicines and inputs, in support of sexual and reproductive health; (3) 535 health care providers (249 of whom were women) have been trained to provide the full range of sexual and reproductive health services, including those related to the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls; and (4) 7,373 adolescents and young people living in rural areas, including 4,308 women and girls, have been treated for sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, 6,217 adolescents and young people living in urban areas (including 3,714 women and girls).

Budget and spending 

Original budget $3,793,051
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
17-11-2023 Disbursement $1,417,379
28-03-2024 Disbursement $476,213
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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