WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2017 global summary

Last updated 15-July-2017 (data as of 11-July-2017)
Next overall update Fall-2017
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Development status: Least developed GNI / capita (US$): 4101 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 752
GDP / capita (US$): 7831 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 982

Population data in thousands3

  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 78'736  76'197  73'723  71'316  68'979  47'076  34'615  26'357 
Births 3'335  3'269  3'200  3'129  3'056  2'180  1'614  1'217 
Surviving infants 3'111  3'043  2'974  2'903  2'830  1'946  1'433  1'065 
Pop. less than 5 years 14'494  14'099  13'723  13'348  12'963  8'661  6'351  4'780 
Pop. less than 15 years 36'491  35'313  34'199  33'082  31'968  21'439  15'618  11'755 
Female 15-49 years 17'447  16'884  16'324  15'792  15'287  10'545  7'844  6'099 

Number of reported cases

(Click for retrospective incidence data for Democratic Republic of the Congo (the))
Diphtheria
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  43 
Japanese encephalitis
 
Measles
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  5'092  5'020  33'711  88'381  72'029  8'282  4'564  32'596 
Mumps
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Pertussis
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  3'407  75  15'335 
Polio*
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  17  603  263 
Rubella
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  204  464  864  1'704  1'860 
Rubella (CRS)
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Tetanus (neonatal)
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  80  330  201  1'252  77  120 
Tetanus (total)**
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  80  330  201  1'296  77  848 
Yellow fever
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  77 
* Polio refers to all polio cases (indigenous or imported), including polio cases caused by vaccine derived polio viruses (VDPV). For disaggregated data please click on this hyperlink: https://extranet.who.int/polis/public/CaseCount.aspx
it does not include cases of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) and cases of non polio acute flaccid paralysis [AFP]).
** Neonatal Tetanus and Total Tetanus cases equality may be the result from a lack of non-Neonatal Tetanus surveillance system.

Percentage target population vaccinated by antigen

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  Most recent coverage survey4  

Official country estimates5

  (Click for retrospective coverage estimates data for Democratic Republic of the Congo (the))
Vaccine year result method % card seen                                                
BCG 2012  83  DHS   26  92  86  90  95  88  57 
DTP1 2012  81  DHS   26  98  99*  99  97  99  49 
DTP3 2012  61  DHS   26  92  94  93  87  89  40 
DTP4         
IPV1          70  48 
HepB_BD         
HepB3 2012  61  DHS   26  92  94  93  87  89 
Hib3 2012  61  DHS   26  92  94  93  87  89 
JapEnc         
MCV1          89  91  89  88  84  46 
MCV2         
MenA          99 
PCV1          96  94  86  64  34 
PCV2          90  86  76  49  29 
PCV3          90  86  74  44  27 
Pol3 2012  66  DHS   26  87  91  92  87  89  42 
Rota1         
RotaC         
RCV1         
TT2plus 1994  33  MICS   30  89  91  88  85  86  25 
PAB         
VAD1          96  99*  91  99* 
YFV 2012  65  DHS   26  78  88  76  75  76 
* indicates the country reported above 100% coverage.

  Next update: Mid-July 2018

WHO-UNICEF estimates6

  (Click for full retrospective WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for Democratic Republic of the Congo (the))
BCG
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  80  74  78  83  83  57  65  57 
DTP1
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  80  82  81  79  81  49  60 
DTP3
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  79  81  80  74  75  40  35 
HepB3
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  79  81  80  74  75 
HepB_BD
 
Hib3
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  79  81  80  74  75 
IPV1
  57  48 
MCV1
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  77  79  77  76  72  46  38  18 
MCV2
 
PCV3
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  77  73  61  31  13 
Pol3
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  74  78  79  74  76  42  34  15 
RCV1
 
RotaC
 
YFV
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  67  66  65  64  65 

Click for WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for PAB time series.

Number of districts in the country 518  Proportion of
districts reporting
DTP3 coverage:
% of coverage reports received at national
level vs number of reports expected
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Greater or equal to 90% 62
From 80 to 89% 21
From 50 to 79% 16
Less than 50% 1
Proportion of districts
not reporting DTP3 coverage
0
DTP3 reported coverageDTP3 reported coverage

Immunization Schedule (2016 or latest available)

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Vaccine Schedule Entire country Comment
BCG birth; Yes
DTwPHibHepB 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
IPV 14 weeks;
Measles 9 months; Yes
OPV 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
Pneumo_conj 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
Td 1st contact pregnancy; +1, +6 months; +1, +1 years; Yes
TT 1st contact pregnancy; +1, +6 months; +1, +1 year; Yes
VitaminA 6, +6 months(x5); Yes every 6 months until 59 months
YF 9 months; Yes

Immunizaton indicators

Indicator Expected answer 2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010 

Planning and management

Has the country a Multi-Year Plan (MYP) for immunization? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
What years does the MYP cover? number 2015-2019  2015-2019  2013-2015  2013-2015  2013-2015  2011-2015  2008-2012 
Nº of districts with microplans that include activities to raise immunization coverage number 518  517  514  514  509  235 

System performance

Total Nº districts in country number 518  517  516  516  513  509  508 
Nº districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% number 430  446  430  414  399  353  246 
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 83  86  83  80  78  69  48 
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number 195  195  185  137  196  145  147 
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 38  38  36  27  38  28  29 

Safety

Has the country a vaccine adverse events review committee? Yes/No/NR/ND Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Is there a national system to monitor adverse events following immunization (AEFI)? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

Finance

% of Immunization expenditure financed, using Government funds? From 0 to 100% 31 

National Immunization Advisory Mechanism

Has the country a standing technical advisory group on immunization (NITAG)? Yes/No/NR Yes  No  No  No  No  No  No 

Sources

 1  "The 2017 World Bank Development Indicators Online", GDP per capita is PPP adjusted.
 2  World Health Statistics 2016, data for 2015
 3  "United Nations, Population Division. The World Population Prospects - the 2017 revision". New York, 2017.
 4  UNICEF/WHO survey database
 5  If no official estimate is available, the administrative coverage is reported. '*' indicates coverage over 99.5%.
 6  WHO-UNICEF estimates.