Fact Sheet: DRC-IHP and Family Planning

Fact Sheet

Emphasizing its role in reducing maternal mortality, in 2014 the government of the DRC officially approved the National Strategic Plan for Family Planning 2014–2020. DRC-IHP is working in more than 2100 health centers and community care sites throughout 78 health zones to train health workers at all levels in contraceptive technology and family planning counseling. DRC-IHP was one of the first to introduce implants— long-lasting, reversible contraception.