Democratic Republic of Congo

Seven rounds of the PMA2020 family planning survey were completed in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 2013 and 2018. In 2016, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs, questions were included assessing coverage of family planning communication campaigns and contraceptive decision-making. 


Snapshot of Indicators

Snapshot of Indicators (SOIs) are online tables  that provide a summary of key family planning indicators and information on sample design, questionnaires, data processing, response rates and sample error estimates.

View indicators for each study region in Democratic Republic of Congo by round


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Research in Democratic Republic of Congo

24.8%

of women in Kongo Central reported an unmet need for family planning in 2018, down from 27.5% in 2016.

Data Products

PMA uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround surveys monitoring key health and development indicators. Surveys are completed by resident enumerators, uploaded to a central server via a mobile data network, cleaned and analyzed. Results are disseminated shortly after.

Technical Area Survey Results Brief Indicators Report
Menstrual Hygiene Management PMA2020, Kinshasa, Round 1, 2017 English French
Menstrual Hygiene Management PMA2020, Kongo Central, Round 1, 2017 English French
Family Planning PMA2020, Kinshasa, Round 1, 2013 English French
Family Planning PMA2020, Kinshasa, Round 2, 2014 English French
Family Planning PMA2020, Kinshasa, Round 3, 2015 English French English French
Family Planning PMA2020, Kongo Central, Round 1, 2015 English French English
Family Planning PMA2020, Kinshasa, Round 4, 2015 English French
Family Planning PMA2020, Kinshasa, Round 5, 2016 English French English
Family Planning PMA2020, Kongo Central, Round 2, 2016 English French English
Family Planning PMA2020, Kinshasa, Round 6, 2017 English French
Family Planning PMA2020, Kongo Central, Round 3, 2017 English French
Family Planning PMA2020, Kinshasa, Round 7, 2018 English French
Family Planning PMA2020, Kongo Central, Round 4, 2018 English French
Adolescent & Young Adults PMA2020, Kinshasa, Round 6, 2017 English French

Implementing Partner

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Kinshasa School of Public Health, University of Kinshasa

The mission of the Kinshasa School of Public Health is to contribute to the post-graduate training of all public health professionals, periodically retrain all types of personnel working in the public health sector, provide services to the community to improve their well-being, and conduct research to improve knowledge of public health issues.

Kinshasa School of Public Health

Principal Investigator

Patrick Kayembe

Patrick K. Kayembe, MD, PhD

Dr. Patrick K. Kayembe is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Kinshasa School of Medicine and the Kinshasa School of Public Health, University of Kinshasa. He is the head of the department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and is the former Dean of the Kinshasa School of Public Health. He has extensive research experience in HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis and program evaluation and has accrued over 30 years of research experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo and across Africa. His current research focuses on behavioral determinants of HIV and Reproductive Health. He holds a MD from the University of Kinshasa, a Master of Public Health and PhD from The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.
 

Co-Principal Investigator

Pierre Akilimali

Pierre Z. Akilimali, PhD, MD, MPH

Dr. Akilimali is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Kinshasa School of Medicine and the Kinshasa School of Public Health, University of Kinshasa. He has extensive research experience in HIV and Family planning program evaluation and has accrued over 10 years of research experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His current research focuses on behavioral determinants of HIV and Reproductive Health. He holds a MD, a master in Health Economics, a Masters of Advanced Study (DEA) in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and PhD from The Kinshasa School of Public Health. His work on PMA2020 builds upon a longstanding collaboration of Kinshasa University with the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health.

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