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Access to Primary Health Care

In the DRC, about 22,000 women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth each year. We’re working to change this. As part of a consortium led by IMA World Health, we’re partnering with the government to deliver the services people need, so they can transform their lives.

Project Date: 2014 - present
Funder: Department for International Development
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Nearly 1,000 facilities strengthened to offer contraceptive services

2,300+ survivors of sexual violence received appropriate medical care

1.2 million + people used contraception for the first time

1.1 million + deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants through our project

What We Do

  • Strengthen health centers, satellite clinics, and community health workers so more people in more places have access to the contraceptive information and services they need
  • Stop preventable maternal deaths by making sure women can access high-quality, respectful maternal care at every stage—before, during, and after pregnancy
  • Mobilize communities to transform harmful gender norms that make young women vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence
  • In collaboration with the government’s National Program of Adolescent Health, train health providers to deliver the services young people need and deserve
  • Provide technical assistance to local partners so they can deliver higher quality services, make sure supplies are always available, and continue to have an impact long after we’re gone

Project Staff Members

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

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