The Integrated Health Project Plus (IHPplus) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a three-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project began in June 2015 and currently ends in June 2018. IHPplus is implemented by MSH and Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd., under a subcontract with the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project.
IHPplus has two components--“Services” and “Other Health Systems”-- designed to create better conditions for, and increase the availability and use of, high-impact health services, products, and practices in 126 target health zones in nine health provinces: 1) Kasaï; 2) Kasaï Central; 3) Lomami; 4) Kasaï Oriental; 5) Sankuru; 6) Haut Lomami; 7) Lualaba; 8) Sud Kivu; and 9) Haut Katanga.
The project provides direct support for service delivery and health systems strengthening activities. The service component includes increased use of high impact family planning, maternal, newborn, and child health (FP/MNCH), nutrition, malaria, tuberculosis (TB), water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services and products, and the adoption of healthy practices in targeted health zones.
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