Democratic Republic of the Congo

Preparatory Meeting Co-host

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been part of the Global Fund partnership since 2003. During this time significant achievements been made in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in the country.

Key achievements in the country include

  • Between 2010 and 2020 the number of AIDS-related deaths decreased by 60%, from approximately 42,000 in 2010 to approximately 17,000 in 2020.
  • New HIV infections declined by 66% between 2000 and 2020.
  • The proportion of people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral drugs improved significantly from only 8% in 2010 to 75% in 2020.
  • Between 2010 and 2019 the number of people using long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets more than doubled, from 23% of the population to 56%.
  • The number of people with suspected cases of malaria being tested nearly tripled, from 35% in 2010 to 91% in 2019.
  • TB mortality declined by 5% between 2012 and 2020.
  • TB treatment coverage increased by 46% between 2012 and 2020 – from 48% to 70%.

Innovative programming

With support from the Global Fund, DRC has successfully implemented electronic health information systems including District Health Information System 2 in all 26 provinces. The country has also developed and implemented an online surveillance system in five provinces that allows real-time reporting on epidemic outbreaks. This is vital tool in preparing for and detecting future pandemic threats (Learn more).

The Global Fund/Pamela Tulizo/Panos

Health Hero

Meet Kamate Muhindo, head nurse at the Majengo Marie Health Center in Goma.

Visit DRC’s country profile.