Republic of the Congo

Republic of the Congo

WHO Region: African region World Bank Income Group:  Lower-middle-income country Gavi Co-financing Status: Initial self-financing Immunisation System Highlights:

  • While transitioning from Gavi support, Congo is experiencing an unfavorable economic situation which has negatively impacted immunisation services and the Government health budget
  • DTP3 coverage decreased from 90% in 2014 to 80% in 2015, primarily due to the low level of funding for operational costs and vaccine stock-outs and partly subsequent to a co-financing default
  • Congo is using UNICEF procurement services for EPI vaccines and related technologies. Alignment of budget cycle and disbursement and procurement requirements is a challenge.