20.044 Number of women aged 15-49 (thousands)1 6 Total Fertility Rate (TFR)2 8% Percent of Married Women 15-49 Using Contraception, Modern Methods2 0.2% Percent of women using IUDs Among Modern Contraceptive Users3 27.7% Percent with Unmet Need for Family Planning2
1 Population by Broad Age Groups – Female – UN Population Division 2020
2 PRB 2019 World Population Data Sheet
3 UN Contraceptive Use by Method Data Booklet 2019
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Sexual and reproductive health is among IRC’s main health priorities and family planning acknowledged as a number one focus of their efforts. IRC is committed to increasing the availability of modern contraception, and in particular widely neglected long-term methods to prevent women from unwanted pregnancies and often life-threatening medical complications.
The IRC has been working with national partners from the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and supported a wide range of RH services at MOH run facilities. Since 2013 in total 1.340 LNG IUS products have been donated into existing comprehensive family planning programs at seven sites in North and South Kivu.