ASSP has completed the construction or renovation of 253 health centers.
1.47 million births have been attended at ASSP health facilities since the start of the project.
To date, ASSP has completed 253 health centers, including 79 new construction and 174 completed renovations. These achievements make the infrastructure work of ASSP one of the largest (if not the largest) infrastructure development projects in DR Congo in many years.
Facility utilization is increasing with the improvements in health infrastructure. ASSP had observed a 35% increase in the number of new consultations after the construction completion of BakuaManga Health Center (Demba Health Zone, Kasai Central Province), 30% at Kamandalena Health Center (Demba Health Zone, Kasai Central Province) and 34% increase at Kabeya Lumbu Health Center (Kalonda Ouest Health Zone, Kasai Province) when compared to the three quarters prior to construction completion with three quarters after construction completion in 2016 and 2017.
The number of births by a skilled attendant is also increasing due to infrastructural improvements in maternity wards. ASSP had observed an average of 45% increase in the number of births attended by a skilled worker in the three quarters after construction completion at BakuaMasanga, Bena Kadiebue and Kabeya Lumbu health centers in Demba and Kalonda Ouest health zones in the Kasai province.
2,094 qualified technicians have been trained in high quality, durable construction methods.
ASSP had a goal to equip 50% of assisted health facilities, or 9 health clinics per health zone, with solar refrigerators in order to reinforce the EPI program, reduce budgetary costs of kerosene and decrease carbon emissions. The project has surpassed its cumulative target of 510, reaching 540 units including refrigerators installed in hospitals for blood banks and drugs warehouses.
Map of completed and in-progress health facilities as of year 5, quarter 2
The numbers of births attended by skilled personnel has steadily increased since the start of the project.