Information
  • Submitted by: Republic of the Congo
  • Topic: Health and population
  • Keywords: Health and population; women's empowerment.
  • Location: Congo
  • Date of completion: 2015
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Every Woman Every Child
Congo commits to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity by 20% by 2015
Description/achievement of initiative

Congo commits to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity by 20% by 2015 including obstetric fistula, by introducing free obstetric care, including free access to caesarean sections. Congo will also establish a new observatory to investigate deaths linked to pregnancy; and will support women’s empowerment by passing a law to ensure equal representation of Congolese women in political, elected and administrative positions.

Implementation methodologies

Congo will establish a new observatory to investigate deaths linked to pregnancy, and will support women's empowerment by passing a law to ensure equal representation of Congolese women in political, elected and administrative positions.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Congo commits to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity by 20% by 2015 including obstetric fistula, by introducing free obstetric care, including free access to caesarean sections. 2015
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