To provide efficient and equitable health services for improving the health of the Congolese population, the present project aims to: (1) set-up a concerted research program in health economics (HE) at the Kinshasa School of Public Health
(KSPH); (2) strengthen the research capacities in HE at KSPH; and (3) increase the visibility and outreach of research activities and outputs in HE.
Approval for this study was obtained from the institutional review boards of the Guttmacher Institute and the University of Kinshasa School of Public Health.
Patrick Kayembe is professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Kinshasa School of Public Health, University of Kinshasa, DRC.
The study methodology was approved by the Tulane University Institutional Review Board and by the Ethics Committee of the Kinshasa School of Public Health
In urban Kinshasa, a survey by the Kinshasa School of Public Health
showed that the mass distribution campaign under the Bank-supported Urban Rehabilitation and Development Project had a positive impact: approximately 79% of households in Kinshasa had at least one net.