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Prevention & Family Planning
Keeping Mothers Alive
Eliminating New HIV Infections Among Children
Pediatric Overview
Pediatrics HIV Care, Treatment & Support
  • Key Data Points for: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • N/A%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 7%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 13%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 18%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 9%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Prevention and Family Planning

    • Percent of married women with unmet need for family planning
      24%
    • Number of new infections among women ages 15-49
      14,000

    Key Data Points for: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • N/A%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 7%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 13%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 18%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 9%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Keeping Mothers Alive

    Maternal
    Mortality Rate

    540

    Aids Related
    Deaths

    1,100

    Pregnant Women
    Attending at Least
    One ANC Visit

    89%

    Pregnant Women
    Attending at Least
    Four ANC Visit

    45%

    Birth Attended by
    Skilled Health
    Personnel

    80%

    Key Data Points for: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • N/A%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 7%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 13%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 18%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 9%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Eliminating New HIV Infections Among Children

    • Pregnant Women with HIV Delivering
      32,000

    • Pregnant Women Receiving HIV Testing
      9%

    • Pregnant Women Receiving ARVs
      13%

    • Pregnant Women Initiating ART
      18%

    Key Data Points for: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • N/A%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 7%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 13%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 18%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 9%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Paediatrics

    Immunization Rates

    • Under 5 mortality rate per 100,000:
      146

    • Under 5 deaths due to HIV:
      1%

    • Infant mortality rate per 100,000:
      100

    • Infants <6m exclusively breastfeeding:
      37%

    BCG (BIRTH)

    67Baseline -2012 -2013 -2014 -2015

    DPT2 (12 WK)

    70Baseline -2012 -2013 -2014 -2015

    Measles

    71Baseline -2012 -2013 -2014 -2015

    Key Data Points for: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • N/A%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 7%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 13%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 18%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 9%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Paediatric HIV Care, Treatment, & Support

    • 2009 Baseline
    • 2012 Progress
    • 2014 Progress
    • 2015 Target
    Infants born to HIV-positive women receiving EID by 2m of age
    • 6%
    Infants born to HIV-positive women receiving CTX by 6 weeks of age
    • 1,916
    MTCT Rate
    • 36%
    • 33%
    Number of new paediatric infections
    • 13,000
    • 11,000
    ART Coverage among children 0-14 years
    • 9%

    Key Data Points for: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • N/A%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 7%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 13%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 18%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 9%
      Date shows change since 2009

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Country Situation

Adult HIV prevalence (ages 15-49) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has remained relatively stable over the last decade. Current prevalence estimates range from 1.2% to 1.6%. HIV prevalence is twice as high in urban areas as in rural areas (1.9% versus 0.8%)[8] and slightly higher among pregnant women (1.8%) as compared with the general population. For both men and women, HIV prevalence is highest among those living in the wealthiest households[8].

DRC has both a high maternal mortality rate [540/100,000] and one of the highest infant mortality rates [112/1000] in sub Saharan Africa.

A costed national MTCT elimination plan (2011-2015) has been adopted developed to accelerate efforts and the national program has adopted the WHO Option B+ regimen for prophylaxis[8].

Link to the DRC Ministry of Health.

Link to the DRC National EMTCT Plan.

5.2. Les cibles

L’appui intensif pour l’élimination de la transmission du VIH de la mère à l’enfant sera appliqué dans 206 zones de santé reparties dans les 11 du pays pour atteindre les cibles suivantes en 2017 :

80% des femmes en âge de procréer (12 916 860) seront atteintes par la prévention primaire

90% des femmes enceintes (2 857 766) et 1 428 883 de leurs partenaires seront dépistés au VIH

476 295 femmes enceintes avec une hémorragie obstétricale et 666 812 femmes survivant des violences sexuelles seront prises en charge

2 857 766 femmes enceintes bénéficieront d’un accouchement assisté

87 019 femmes enceintes séropositives et 87 019 enfants nés de mères séropositives auront des traitements ARV pour empêcher la transmission du VIH

Country Milestones

  • In Progress

    Countries have conducted an expenditure analysis, harmonized expenditure categories as needed, identified financing gaps in their action plans and have develped and begun to implement a strategy increasing financial assistance from domestic and international sources to support the national EMTCT plan.

    National EMTCT plans are costed.

    National guidelines on PMTCT and infant feeding in line with WHO 2010 recommended guidelines on ARVs for PMTCT.

    National annual EMTCT progress report includes community (civil society) analysis of progress and feedback from civil society is reflected in revisions to national EMTCT operational plans. Community engagement milestone has been revised and will be reported in June 2013.

    Baselines for essential commodity needs for EMTCT have been established.

    Relevant support and management capacity has been increased (IATT focal points in place).

    Policy review has been conducted to dentralize and task shift essential HIV activities to the primary care and community levels.

    Country has reported on estimated number of new HIV infections among children averted and number of mothers kept alive.

    Estimated number of new pediatric infections reduced by 50% from 2009 levels in at least 10 priority countries.

    Relevant targets met in at least 50% of districts in the country.

    Every district reports regular supplies of drugs and commodities without stock outs.

    Completed
    Behind

References

UNAIDS 2013 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, 2013 unpublished estimates.
UNICEF, WHO, UNAIDS Global Update on HIV Treatment Results, Impact and Opportunities 2013
UNAIDS modeling, 2013, based on 2012 country estimates.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Global Report: UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic 2013, UNAIDS, Geneva 2013.
UNICEF update to a table published in the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Global Report: UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic 2013, UNAIDS, Geneva 2013, p. 9
Trends in Maternal Mortality 1990 to 2010.  WHO 2012.