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Without Fear or Boundary in the DRC

Working closely with the Congolese government and other stakeholders, Pathfinder ensures that nearly 47 million people—many of them women and adolescent girls—receive the reproductive health services they need to protect their health and future. In the DRC, Pathfinder expands access to contraceptive services, advocates for the safety and quality of abortion care, improves maternal and newborn health, and supports gender-based violence prevention and support services. Our programs engage local communities to change harmful gender norms, train health providers to offer quality care, and promote inclusive and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services.


What We Do in the DRC

  • Strengthen services provided by health centers and community health workers so that contraception is available everywhere it’s needed.
  • Make sure a full range of contraceptive methods are always available, enabling people of all ages to 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.
  • Enhance the capability of youth associations and organizations to ensure health services respond to the needs of young people.
  • Partner with communities, including men, religious leaders, and other decision makers, to tackle the root causes of gender inequality, giving women and men, girls and boys equal opportunities.

Discover Our Projects

Evidence to Action

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

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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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MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience

In partnership with local organizations, governments, and development partners, we are improving maternal and child health outcomes in fragile and conflicted-affected settings to deliver, introduce,...

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Meet Our Staff

Marie-Claude Mbuyi

Country Director

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

Béatrice Nday wa Mbayo

Project Manager

Béatrice 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.