Home > Projects > D.R. of Congo > Better health care for mothers and infants through better training for nurses in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (2012-2015)


The Democratic Republic of Congo has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. The lack of qualified personnel is one of the causes.


  • Launched a Master’s in Health Administration in 2012. 44 generalist nurses and 12 obstetric nurses have followed the program
  • A Master’s in Nursing was developed and launched in 2014 with 50 students


  • Investment: $250,000
  • Local partners: Congolese Centre for Culture, Formation and Development; Monkole Hospital; Institute for Advanced Studies in Nursing; Centre for Health Support
  • Canadian partners: Université de Montréal and the Fondation Guy-Charron