During the first three months of project implementation, 52,882 planned deliveries were attended by a skilled professional, representing 96% of total deliveries in the Kasai province. Of these deliveries, only 16 maternal deaths were reported during the last quarter of 2022. All of these deaths were examined.

57% decrease in malnutrition

from April 2020 to March 2022, the prevalence rate of children 6 – 59 months, with a mid upper arm circumference of 12.5 cm or less, decreased by 57% in ASSR project health zones.

2.1 MILLION couples

were protected for one year against unwanted pregnancies using modern contraceptive methods 

18.7 million nets hung up

During the global fund mass bed net campaigns to eliminate malaria

286 health centers completed

ASSP’s Construction Program completed 79 newly constructed health centers and 174 renovations.

5 million births attended

by skilled health personnel at ASSP and ASSR health facilities.

2.8 million children vaccinated

thanks to the provision of solar cold chains in ASSP And ASSR health centers

More than 57,000 survivors

of sexual and gender-based violence have received care through the ushinde and tushinde projects in eastern DRC

6.4 million children screened for malnutrition

ASSP’s nutrition program trained 8,900 community relays on how to identify malnutrition. These nutrition screening activities, developed during the ASSP project, were later scaled up in all 40 ASSR project health zones.

44.7 million people

Have visited our health centers for curative consultations

IMA World Health
in the Democratic Republic of COngo

Since 2000, IMA has worked alongside the Congolese government, donors and an array of local and international partners to revitalize the country’s health system, fight diseases and improve the health for a population in desperate need. Such long-term investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo has required resilience, creativity, and an incredible network of staff and partners to navigate successive armed conflicts, political instability, impassable roads and other obstacles that continue to threaten the health and well-being of the population. 

IMA is proud to be a part of the team that is changing the narrative and the trajectory of health care in the DRC. Powered by partnership, new technologies are solving stubborn problems, successes are scaling up into widespread solutions and—most importantly—our vision of health, healing, and well-being for all is becoming more of a reality in the DRC every day.

improving health for 9.7 million people in the DRC.

From 2013 to 2019, ASSP supported an estimated 9.7 million people across Kasai, Kasai Central, Nord Ubangi, Maniema and Tshopo provinces, providing life-saving services to more than 10 percent of the total population of the DRC. Many of these people are continuing to reap the benefits of a growing and thriving health system through ASSR.

Health Areas

Health Zones


IMA DRC Programs

The IMA DRC programs listed below often build upon the success of several projects and have continued to operate in some form over the course of many years, receiving funding from several consecutive projects.



Family Planning

Infrastructure & Construction



Safe Deliveries


Improving Access

Hospital Management



Clean Cookstoves

Community Health Endowments

Leadership & Governance

Gender & SGBV

Behavior Change Communications

26 million patients have visited our health centers and community care sites for curative consultations.

Our Partners

IMA DRC's projects are implemented by a consortium of organizations that work together at all levels of the health system to implement nutrition, obstetric and neonatal care, family planning, immunization as well as water, hygiene and sanitation interventions.
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Quarter 1 Results

Number of pregnant women who received three doses of IPT while attending antenatal care: 58,495Number and percentage of 1-yr-old children vaccinated against measles: 78,123Number of Couple Years of Protection (CYPs) achieved through family planning service provision:...

Saved by my Son: A Tushinde Ujeuri Success Story

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Combatting Malnutrition in DRC: A Nutrition Success Story

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