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Without Fear or Boundary in the DRC

Each year, 22,000 women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth in the DRC. Millions lack the services they need to protect their health and future. And over 90% of married women ages 15-49 aren’t using a modern method of contraception.

Pathfinder believes all Congolese people should have the ability to prevent unintended pregnancy, survive childbirth, and live free from violence. We’re making sure they can. Reaching nearly 1 million people and counting, see how our programs deliver the knowledge and sexual and reproductive health care people need and deserve.


1,00+ health facilities in the DRC now offer youth-friendly services supported by our projects

620,000+ people have used contraception for the first time through our projects in the DRC

What We Do in the DRC

  • Strengthen health centers and community health workers so contraception is available everywhere it’s needed
  • Make sure a full range of contraceptive methods are always available, so people of all ages can choose the option that’s best for them
  • Train health providers to deliver the services young people need and deserve, including postabortion care that can save their lives
  • Partner with communities, including men, religious leaders, and other decision makers, to tackle the root causes of gender inequality so women and men, girls and boys have equal opportunities
  • Build a strong local response to sexual and gender-based violence so survivors get the help they need without delay

Discover Our Projects

Access to Primary Health Care

Each year, 22,000 women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth in the DRC. Millions lack the contraceptive services they need. See how we’re changing this—joining dedicated local...

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Evidence to Action Project

In more than 10 countries around the world, our Evidence to Action Project strengthens family planning and reproductive health services in sub-Saharan Africa by building evidence and expanding access...

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Meet Our Staff

Aben Ngay

Senior Country Director

Aben comes to Pathfinder with over 25 years of experience in international development in Africa with areas of expertise ranging from basic education, child labor, and public...

Marie-Claude Mbuyi

Senior Technical Advisor

Marie-Claude Mbuyi has more than twelve years of experience in designing and implementing reproductive, maternal, and child health...

Béatrice Nday wa Mbayo

Project Manager

Béatrice Mbayo has more than 15 years of experience in HIV & AIDS, adolescent and youth reproductive health, chronic diseases, women’s empowerment, advocacy, and income...

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.