WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2016 global summary

Last updated 15-July-2016 (15-July-2016)
Next overall update Fall 2016
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Development status: Least developed GNI / capita (US$): 4101 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 752
GDP / capita (US$): 8051 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 982

Population data in thousands3

  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 77'267  74'877  72'553  70'291  68'087  48'049  34'963  26'357 
Births 3'217  3'150  3'083  3'017  2'952  2'280  1'686  1'227 
Surviving infants 2'994  2'927  2'860  2'794  2'728  2'035  1'497  1'073 
Pop. less than 5 years 13'876  13'543  13'223  12'905  12'580  9'072  6'605  4'780 
Pop. less than 15 years 35'537  34'567  33'589  32'607  31'623  22'387  15'966  11'755 
Female 15-49 years 17'320  16'729  16'167  15'632  15'121  10'563  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
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Measles
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  4'766  33'711  88'381  72'029  133'802  8'282  4'564  32'596 
Mumps
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Pertussis
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  1'789  3'407  2'452  75  15'335 
Polio*
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  17  104  603  263 
Rubella
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  488  864  1'704  1'860  318 
Rubella (CRS)
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Tetanus (neonatal)
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  330  201  1'252  888  77  120 
Tetanus (total)**
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  330  201  1'296  943  77  848 
Yellow fever
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  195 
* Polio refers to all polio cases (indigenous or imported), including polio cases caused by vaccine derived polio viruses (VDPV). For desagregated 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  86  90  95  88  77  57 
DTP1 2012  81  DHS   26  99*  99  97  99  98  49 
DTP3 2012  61  DHS   26  94  93  87  89  90  40 
DTP4         
IPV1          48 
HepB_BD         
HepB3 2012  61  DHS   26  94  93  87  89  90 
Hib3 2012  61  DHS   26  94  93  87  89  90 
JapEnc         
MCV1          91  89  88  84  85  46 
MCV2         
PCV1          94  86  64  34  18 
PCV3          86  74  44  27 
Pol3 2012  66  DHS   26  91  92  87  89  90  42 
Rota1         
RotaC         
Rubella1         
TT2plus 1994  33  MICS   30  91  88  85  86  84  25 
PAB         
VAD1          99*  91  99*  99* 
YFV 2012  65  DHS   26  88  76  75  76  63 
° indicates that more than 1 survey occurred that year.  * indicates the country reported above 100% coverage.

  Next update: Mid July 2017

WHO-UNICEF estimates6

  (Click for full retrospective WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for Democratic Republic of the Congo (the))
BCG
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  74  78  83  83  66  57  65  57 
DTP1
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  82  81  79  81  85  49  60 
DTP3
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  81  80  74  75  74  40  35 
HepB3
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  81  80  74  75  74 
HepB_BD
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Hib3
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  81  80  74  75  74 
IPV1
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  48 
MCV1
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  79  77  76  72  74  46  38  18 
MCV2
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PAB
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  82  82  75  70  70  45  53 
PCV3
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  73  61  31  13 
Pol3
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  78  79  74  76  77  42  34  15 
RCV1
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RotaC
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YFV
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  65  65  64  65  51 

Number of districts in the country 517  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% 64
From 80 to 89% 22
From 50 to 79% 13
Less than 50% 1
Proportion of districts
not reporting DTP3 coverage
0
DTP3 reported coverageDTP3 reported coverage

Immunization Schedule (2015 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 birth; 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
Pneumo_conj 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
TT 1st contact pregnancy; +1, +6 months; +1, +1 year; Yes
VitaminA 6, +6 months; Yes every 6 months until 59 months
YF 9 months; Yes

Immunizaton indicators

Indicator Expected answer 2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009 

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  2013-2015  2013-2015  2013-2015  2011-2015  2008-2012  2008-2012 
Nº of districts with microplans that include activities to raise immunization coverage number 517  514  514  509  235  205 

System performance

Total Nº districts in country number 517  516  516  513  509  508  508 
Nº districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% number 446  430  414  399  353  246  396 
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 86  83  80  78  69  48  78 
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number 195  185  137  196  145  147  142 
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 38  36  27  38  28  29  28 

Safety

Has the country a vaccine adverse events review committee? Yes/No/NR/ND 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

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 No  No  No  No  No  No   

Sources

 1  "The 2013 World Bank Development Indicators Online", GDP per capita is PPP adjusted.
 2  World Health Statistics 2013, data for 2012
 3  "United Nations, Population Division. The World Population Prospects - the 2015 revision". New York, 2016.
 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.