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Democratic Republic of the Congo
Updated August 2009
HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
Health and Development Profiles
Surveys and Assessments
Policy Reports and Papers
Journal Articles
Program Management Materials
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HIV/AIDS in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Population, 201371,100,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012480,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 2012230,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 201288,000
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20121.1
AIDS deaths, 201232,000
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 1.3MB]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 884K]
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
IRIN Country Profile
Contact information for national HIV/AIDS organizations, selected indicators, antiretroviral treatment statistics, and an epidemiological fact sheet from the United Nation's Integrated Regional Information Networks.
USAID HIV/AIDS Country Profile
A description of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in selected countries, the national response, and USAID programs and support. [PDF, 896K]
WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Scale-Up Summary Country Profile
A summary of current antiretroviral therapy coverage and resource requirements for scaling up treatment in countries receiving support under the WHO's "3 by 5" treatment initiative. 2005. [PDF, 440K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Surveys and Assessments
Democratic Republic of Congo Demographic and Health Survey 2007
Ministère du Plan avec la collaboration du Ministère de la Santé Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo, Macro International Inc., August 2008. [PDF, 4.7MB] In French. Also see the HIV fact sheet.
Atlas of HIV and AIDS Indicators of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Macro International Inc., Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID Bureau for Global Health, 2007. [PDF, 13MB]
Policy Reports and Papers
Nutrition Care and Support of People Living with HIV in Countries in Francophone Africa: Progress, Experience, and Lessons Learned
Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA-2), UNICEF, USAID, March 2009. [PDF, 674K] In French.
Rapid Analysis of HIV Epidemiological and Response Data on Vulnerable Populations in the Great Lakes Region of Africa
Great Lakes Initiative on AIDS (GLIA), Global HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Team (GAMET), Global HIV/AIDS Program, World Bank, January 2008. [PDF, 3.23MB]
Journal Articles
Reducing vertical HIV transmission in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: trends in HIV prevalence and service delivery
Behets F, Mutombo GM, Edmonds A, et al. AIDS Care. 2009 May;21(5):583-90.
HIV Infection Among Internally Displaced Women and Women Residing in River Populations Along the Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo
Kim AA, Malele F, Kaiser R, et al. AIDS Behav. 2009 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Training health care workers to promote HIV services for patients with tuberculosis in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Driessche KV, Sabue M, Dufour W, et al. Hum Resour Health. 2009 Mar 17;7:23.
Counseling and testing of TB patients for HIV: evaluation of three implementation models in Kinshasa, DR Congo
Van Rie A, Sabue M, Jarrett N, et al. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008;12(3):S73-8. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Program Management Materials
Guide Technique: pour la lutte contre le VIH
Community Action against HIV/AIDS in the Congo (CAHAC), Christian Aid, République Démocratique du Congo, 2009. [PDF, 2.59MB]
National Organizations
The Democratic Republic of Congo
Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of the Congo
French-language site outlines the health care system and provides links to health-related publications, and a directory of local NGOs.
International Organizations
Family Health Internation in the Democratic Republic of Congo
World Bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo