Republic of the Congo

The Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa, has a population of 5,2 million people with a life expectancy of 63 years (men) and 66 years (women). The health system is challenged by limited access to and delivery of health services, insufficient health capacity and resources, weak primary health care in addition to an increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) as well as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Congo’s National Health Policy (NHP) and Health Strategic Plan 2018-2022 are based on four priority areas: equitable access to essential and quality packages of services spurring universal health coverage; reduced morbidity and mortality; strengthened health security / emergencies; improved coordination between cross-cutting health areas. Additionally, Congo adopted the integrated strategic plan for reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child health, adolescent and nutrition (2017-2020) and the strategic framework for disease control. In 2018, Congo joined the UHC Partnership (UHC-P) which supported the finalisation of the NHP. During 2019, it will guide the review of the country's strategic plan and facilitate new long-term health investment policies. The UHC-P will also support the development of a country profile on the economic burden of disease and facilitate the National Health Summit. Access country documents here.

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