DR Congo

ACTwatch

DR Congo has one of the largest African populations living in a holoendemic malaria transmission area. Therefore, there is a high malaria burden and high demand for antimalarials. Compared to other African countries, it is a less regulated market with little capacity by the public sector to provide antimalarials and minimal in-country pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Since 2009, ACTwatch has conducted three outlet surveys (2009, 2013, and 2015), one household survey (2010), as well as qualitative and quantitative supply chain research (2010) in the DRC. The 2013 outlet survey report is available in French hereThe results from the 2015 outlet survey will be available soon.

 

A rural DRC pharmacy