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Local Health System Sustainability Project

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to high levels of natural resources, but it is also one of the world’s poorest countries, severely limiting its ability to improve its health care system. Ensuring sustainable health financing is a primary goal to advance universal health coverage (UHC).  

Through close collaboration with the Government of DRC, LHSS is working with the Ministry of Health, both at the central and provincial levels, on long-term health system sustainability planning, specifically to - 

  • Increase understanding of gaps and opportunities to strengthen governance and health financing
  • Reduce financial barriers to accessing and providing care at the point of service delivery
  • Develop the Government of DRC’s institutional capacity for public financial management
  • Identify and support selected Ministry of Health directorates with key stewardship roles in health financing for UHC.  

By strengthening DRC’s Ministry of Health institutional capacity and governance systems, sustainable financing can be achieved and the health system can deliver more equitable, quality health services to the Congolese people.