DRC Health Zone and Health Area boundaries

  • zipped shapefile RDC_Aires de santé.zip
    Updated: February 4, 2020

    This dataset shows the actual situation of the Health Area in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These data were updated on December 31, 2019 and the frequency of updates is done regularly. The process of compiling of these data was done through the collaboration of all partners working in the health sector and in mapping sector.

  • zipped shapefile RDC_Zones de santé.zip
    Updated: February 4, 2020

    These data show the final dataset for the moment of the 519 health zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo, each one have its own DHIS2 code. The particularity is constantly in an updated process. Actually several partners are working on updating this dataset and the RGC and the IMWG are monitoring this update process with direct collaboration and validation by the Ministry of Health throught the DSNIS.

Source DSNIS
Date of Dataset Jan 24, 2019
Updated February 4, 2020
Expected Update Frequency As needed
Methodology Sample Survey
Caveats / Comments

Health areas and health zones are used as a unit of measurement by the humanitarian community and government health services in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today the map of health area and health zones and the adjoining structures remains incomplete. This is the essential information for the planning of response activities and the country's health system. In January 2018, CartONG initiated a project named “Data collaborative in DRC to support the SDGs on health in the DRC" and funded by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data This project had been set up and aimed at strengthening the cooperation of governmental and non-governmental actors for the production & updating of health sector data. This includes the mapping of areas & health zones as well as the compilation of data on health centers, areas and health zones, this operation was undertaken under the Referentiel Geographique Commun (RGC) in partnership with different actors including the OpenStreetMap DRC community, the Ministry of Health (DSNIS) and NGOs / UN agencies (including WHO, MSF and OCHA).

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