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.
IMA DRC PROJECTS
All of IMA DRC’s projects are structured around the World Health Organization’s Six Pillars of Health System Strengthening. Larger projects like the UK aid-funded ASSP focus on every aspect of improving the health system and reducing morbidity and mortality in women and children under five. Whereas others impact only one or two pillars like the USAID funded Tushinde which focuses on sexual and gender-based violence.
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.
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.
Infrastructure & Construction
Community Health Endowments
Leadership & Governance
Gender & SGBV
Behavior Change Communications
IMA DRC Leadership
26 million patients have visited our health centers and community care sites for curative consultations.
Our PartnersIMA 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. Read More
MA World Health appeared before the British House of Commons International Development Committee to present its UK aid-funded work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.. DFID applauds the work of ASSP In the DRC, UK aid funds the Access to Primary Health Care Project,...
Who knew that working with information management systems would require the skills of an anthropologist? In a country where internet connection is sporadic, IMA World Health Senior IT Engineer Siméon Avuta travels to the farthest reaches of this vast country to ensure...
An electronic database for Ebola Response Written by Linda JamesIMA World Health Four members of staff from the UK’s Department for International Development bilateral health program in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Accès Aux Soins de Santé Primaires, have been...
The arrival of the ASSP shipment of medication and equipment such as hospital beds, mattresses and diagnostic machines is worthy of a village celebration! Written by Linda James IMA World Health Originally posted at www.imaworldhealth.org Whether in the heat of the...
Perseverance is an amazing quality! This describes so many in Congo who are involved in the Access to Primary Health Care project. Samuel, Tshituka and Alphonsine are three such individuals tackling malnutrition in their communities in the Kasai region with the help...
Perched on the southern banks of the Ubangi and Uele rivers at the border of the Central African Republic lies the town of Yakoma. At the main general hospital, Hôpital Général de Référence de Yakoma, the Access to Primary Health Care project, known locally as ASSP,...
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Julienne is one of the many women we celebrate during International Women’s Month. She is a shining example of how implants create opportunity in DRC. She is a 43-year-old mother of four and a force to be reckoned with! Julienne and her husband had three children when...
Dr. Nancy Bolan knows how important it is for health workers to have up-to-date information when responding to a maternal or newborn emergency at a clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While serving as a deputy country director for IMA World Health in DRC from...
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, IMA World Health works with the Ministry of Health to create solutions to challenges that arise while ensuring access to primary health care services for more than 8 million people. One of the solutions created through the Access...