DRC-IHP Effective Innovations: Results-based Financing

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The government of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has set ambitious targets for improving the country's health system in the wake of decades of instability. The challenges are many in this vast, underdeveloped country with few roads and thousands of isolated villages and towns. Despite rapid improvement in the last few years, under-five mortality is still 104 per 1,000 live births and maternal mortality is nearly 850 per 100,000 live births, according to DRC's 2013 Demographic and Health Survey.

This brief is part of a series highlighting health system innovations that the Integrated Health Project (DRC-IHP) has adapted and implemented on a large scale in DRC.

Together, these approaches have saved tens of thousands of lives in DRC over the past few years. We hope these publications will inspire others to use these proven approaches in their own context.

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