Access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation for rural and peri-urban communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is committed, through the National Healthy School and Village Program (PNEVA), to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and more specifically Objective 6, which aims to guarantee access to water and sanitation for all and to ensure sustainable management of water resources.
From 2008 to 2018, the PNEVA declared 10,145 Healthy Villages and 24 Healthy Health Centres, which corresponds to 8,184,742 people with access to a sanitized environment. The post-certification mechanism introduced in 2014 ensures the sustainability of long-term gains in access to water, hygiene and sanitation and represents real added value.
The year 2018 is a year of continuity during which the PNEVA teams succeeded in demonstrating their ability to carry out effective post-intervention monitoring at the country level and the implementation of the Healthy Health Centre approach for health facilities in rural and peri-urban areas.