Community Based Primary Health Care DR Congo


Brødremenighedens Danske Mission





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Beviliget beløb:

3.515.651,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 3: Sundhed og trivsel
  • Mål 5: Ligestilling mellem kønnene
  • Mål 6: Rent vand og sanitet
  • Mål 16: Fred, retfærdighed og stærke institutioner
  • Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Tanzania

Lokale partnere:

  • Moravian Church in Eastern Congo
  • Moravian Church in Tanzania Rukwa Province

Overordnede mål :

The overall development goal of the project is to improve the health status in 22 specific, poor villages in the Moba Territory in DR Congo to at least the National Standard with a specific emphasis on infants and women.

Umiddelbare mål :

1. Health facilities in 10 dispensaries are improved, more accessible and in a better condition for the benefit of 22 villages. 2. Community in 22 villages are better organized and capable of mobilizing community to promote safer health behaviour. 3. Community is better capable of advocating for improved health services in 22 villages in DR Congo.

Målgrupper :

The ultimate target group of the project are inhabitants/community in the 11 communes and 22 villages summing up to 100.374 people with approximately 45,3 % male and 54,7 % female. 41,7 % of the 100.374 people are estimated to be children. The primary rights-holders are: • 11 Village Health Committees (VHC) with 12 members each (2/3 male and 1/3 female). Total: 132 people. • 11 Village Water Committees (VWC) with 6 members each (50 /50 % male/female). Total: 66 people. • 7 School Health Committees (SHC) with 10 persons members each (60 % male/40 % female). Total: 70 people. • 8 Health Facility Governing Committees (HFGC) with 10 members each (60 % male/40 % female). Total: 80 people. The primary target group sums up to 348 people. The secondary target group are the duty bearers involved in the project whose involvement is instrumental for sustainable change in the sense that the project aims at targeting them with the goal of causing them to influence a certain issue or problem. The secondary target group are: • The Bureau Central de Zone de Santé (BCZS)/The Médecin Chef du Zone (MCZ) consists of 4 persons (50/50 % male/female). • 22 Local chiefs (predominantly male). • 22 local chairs and secretaries (predominantly male).


The implementing partners have worked with Primary Health Care (PHC) on the Tanzanian side of Lake Tanganyika with great results since 2005. The Moravian Church in Eastern Congo, whose members include many former refugees living in Tanzania, has invited them to DR Congo, where the health situation is even more critical. Based on lessons learned from the first attempt (2012-2017), this project seeks to empower a diverse group of civil society actors through: 1. Strategic service delivery to health facilities in 22 villages, providing new knowledge and mobilization for change. 2. Capacity building of community-based groups in 22 villages empowering the groups to become better organized and more capable of mobilizing the community to promote safer health behavior. 3. The introduction of a dialogue-based advocacy method, enabling civil society in 22 villages in DR Congo to advocate for improved health services and ultimately improving the health conditions for all. This intervention is thus an opportunity for more civil society actors in the Lake Tanganyika Region to become aware of their “right to a better life” and to be empowered to advocate for sustainable change.