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  CONGO - Country Profile Updated: March 2005  

AIDS Programmes

A 10-year multisectoral programme has been implemented in 1999 till 2008. A committee under the leadership of the president have been set up by a presidential decree.

Ministry Of Public Health And Social Affairs
Ministère De La Santé Et Des Affaires Sociales

B.P 13115 Brazzaville, Congo
Tel: (+242) 83 55 53

National Programme to fight Against aids
Programme national de lutte Contre Le sida

P.O. Box 1186, Brazzaville, République du Congo
Tel: (+242) 42 90 76 / 82 40 53
Fax: (+242) 81 34 47
Email:

HIV/AIDS Organisations:

  1. Positive Women Association of Congo
    Association Femme Plus Du Congo

    14 Rue Ngali Pascal,Kisito Makélé-Kélé
    Brazzaville,Congo
    Tel: (+242) 56 85 18
    Email:
    · Testing women. Counseling and homecare for HIV-positives.

  2. Aids’ Orphans Solidarity Association
    Association Solidarite Orphelins Sida (Asosi)

    50 Rue Koudo,Arr 5 Oueuzé,
    Brazzaville,Congo
    Tel: (+242) 28 21 23
    Fax: (+242) 82 22 07
    Email: /
    · Assistance to AIDS orphans. Implement AIDS awareness programs in schools. Psychological tutelage of children.

  3. Live + Association of Congo
    Association Vivre-plus-congo

    50 rue Konda Ouenze Arr 5,
    Brazzaville,Congo
    Tel: (+242) 21 30 36
    Fax: (+242) 82 22 07
    Email:
    · Awareness program on AIDS/HIV. Psychological tutelage. Homecare and community-based support. Support groups.

  4. RENA +
    50,Rue Konda Ouenzé,Arr 5,
    Brazzaville,Congo
    Tel: (+242) 21 30 36
    Fax: (+242) 82 22 07
    Email:
    · Prevention of AIDS/HIV. Psychological tutelage. Homecare.

  5. National Network of Positives
    Réseau National Des Positifs

    50 Rue Konda Ounzé, Arrondissement 5,
    Brazzaville,Congo
    Tel: (+242) 21 30 36
    Fax: (+242) 82 22 07
    Email:
    · Community-base awareness program on AIDS/HIV. Psychological tutelage on a local basis. Homecare. Counselling. Support groups.

  6. Association of Young Positives Of Congo
    Association Des Jeunes Positifs Au Congo

    50 Rue Kouda Ouenzé, Arrondissement 5
    Brazzaville,Congo
    Tel: (+242) 77 27 22
    Fax: (+242) 82 22 07
    Email: /
    · Awareness on AIDS. Tutelage and Homecare for HIV-positives.

  7. Woman, Aids and Health Association
    Association Femme-sida-santé

    P.O. Box 1013, Brazzaville
    Congo

  8. Family Health Association
    Association De Santé Familiale

    A.S.F.
    89, rue Franceville Moungali
    Brazzaville, Congo
    Tel: (+242) 66 42 31
    Email:

  9. Aids Itinerant Centre
    Centre Ambulatoire Du Sida

    P.O. Box 1186
    Brazzaville, Congo
    Tel: (+242) 82 54 12
    Fax: (+242) 82 54 12

  10. Action Programme To Fight Malaria, AIDS/HIV And For Sustainable Development
    Programme D’action De Lutte Contre Le Paludisme, Vih/sida Et Pour Le Développement Durable

    S/C bureau de zone UNICEF Pointe Noire Congo Brazzaville
    Pointe Noire (CONGO)
    Tel: (+242) 523 93 47
Country Indicators
Demographic data Year Estimate Source
Total population (thousands) 2004 3,818 UN population division database
Female population aged 15-24 (thousands) 2004 380 UN population division database
Population aged 15-49 (thousands) 2004 1,673 UN population division database
Annual population growth rate (%) 1992-2002 3.2 UN population division database
% of population in urban areas 2003 53.3 UN population division database
Average annual growth rate of urban population 2000-2005 3.4 UN population division database
Crude birth rate (births per 1,000 pop.) 2004 44.2 UN population division database
Crude death rate (deaths per 1,000 pop.) 2004 15.2 UN population division database
Maternal mortality rate (per 100,000 live births) 2000 510 WHO (WHR2004)/UNICEF
Life expectancy at birth (years) 2002 53 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Total fertility rate 2002 6.3 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 2000 68 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Under 5 mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 2000 106 World Health Report 2004, WHO
For consistency reasons the data used in the above table are taken from official UN publications
Socio-economic data Year Estimate Source
Gross national income, ppp, per capita (Int.$) 2002 700 World Bank
Gross domestic product, per capita % growth 2001-2002 0.7 World Bank
Per capita total expenditure on health (Int.$) 2001 22 World Health Report 2004, WHO
General government expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 2001 63.8 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Total adult illiteracy rate 2000 19.3 UNESCO
Adult male illiteracy rate 2000 12.5 UNESCO
Adult female illiteracy rate 2000 25.6 UNESCO
Gross primary school enrolment ratio, male 2000/2001 101 UNESCO
Gross primary school enrolment ratio, female 2000/2001 93 UNESCO
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio, male 2000/2001 46 UNESCO
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio, female 2000/2001 38 UNESCO
For consistency reasons the data used in the above table are taken from official UN publications
Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Estimated number of adults and children living with HIV/AIDS, end of 2003
These estimates include all people with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS, alive at the end of 2003:
Adults and children 90,000  
Adults (15-49) 80,000 Adult rate(%) 4.9
Women (15-49) 45,000  
Children (0-15) 10,000  
Estimated number of deaths due to AIDS
Estimated number of adults and children who died of AIDS during 2003:
Deaths in 2003 9,700  
Estimated number of orphans
Estimated number of children who have lost their mother or father or both parents to AIDS and who were alive and under age 17 at the end of 2003:
AIDS orphans 2003 97,000  

Assessment of the epidemiological situation (2004)

Although HIV sentinel surveillance among women attending antenatal care clinics was established in 1989, the system was disrupted by war in 1996 and only re-established in 2000. In 2002, three sites in Brazzaville and two sites in Pointe-Noire were used.

In 2000, HIV prevalence in Pointe Noire was 14% . Between 1996 -2000, HIV prevalence in Brazzaville remained at about 5%.

In Brazzaville, median HIV prevalence rates remained stable between 2000 (4%) and 2002 (3.6%). The median HIV prevalence rate in Pointe-Noire decreased from 14.6% in 2000 to 5.2% in 2002.

In 1987, sex workers tested for HIV in Brazaville and Pointe Noire had HIV infection rates of 34.3% and 64.1% respectively.



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