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Health care approach successful in Congo Brazaville

Health care approach successful in Congo Brazaville

In Congo Brazzaville, Cordaid and Memisa Belgium introduced performance-based financing (PBF) in health care in 2012. They did so at the request of the Congolese government. PBF changed a lot of things, not only for the medical staff and patients in dozens of health centers, but also for the Congolese Ministry of Health. But it worked out well. So much so that the Congolese government has decided to sign performance based contracts with health care providers and administrators throughout the country for a total sum of 100 million dollars. "We have learned a lot from Cordaid," said Dr. Bernice Nsitou Mesmer, medical doctor and coordinator at the Congolese Ministry of Health.

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