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Greener Journal of  Medical Sciences Vol. 5 (2), pp. 033-042, April 2015.

 ISSN: 2276-7797  

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 082514335



Evaluation of the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Kadutu population in Family Planning in South-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo


Kavira Céline Malengera1,5,6* ; Imani Prince Musimwa; Musamba Philippe Teso; Muhindo Pamela Musimwa4


1Research in Natural Sciences Center of Lwiro, Health Department, Protection Maternal and Infantile Section, Maternity services; E-mail: kavira.celine @gmail .com

2Panzi General Reference Hospital, Genecology Obstetric Department, E-mail: princeimani12 @

3Evangelic University of Africa, Environmental Department, South-Kivu, DRC; 

E-mail: kavimusumbateso @yahoo. fr

4 Central Prison of Bukavu, Health Department, Central Jail, South-Kivu, DRC.


5 Evangelic University of Africa, Faculty of Medicine and Community Health, South-Kivu, DRC.

6Technics Medicals Institute /Kabare South-Kivu, DRC.


*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: kavira.celine @gmail. com



The Maternal Health interest lies on both developed countries and under developed countries. Maternal mortality is a Public Health problem and Family Planning (FP) is one of strategies to reduce it. Even with the development of new strategies, pregnant women continue to die and the use of FP remains low. This study has been carried out in South-Kivu at Kadutu from May 09th to June 19th 2013 with the aim to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of Family Planning (FP) among the population of Kadutu.  A cross sectional study was conducted among 267 individuals using a well structured questionnaire. These individuals were selected through stratified random sampling. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 16.0 software. The results showed that the three major sources of information for the FP are radio, NPC and awareness campaigns respectively 34.5%, 21.7% and 9.4%. Sixty four percent were not informed about FP the last two weeks before the study. The proportion of households under contraception is 26%. Fifty four percent had heard information about FP. The respondents were not able to list the types of contraceptive use in this environment. The religious individuals have not heard about FP, the lack of availability of the inputs and the lengthy time used during counseling in the clinic of FP are the key factors responsible for the  non-use of contraceptive methods in Kadutu Health Zone. The availability of input, the sensitization of the community, religious groups and men on the importance and the validity of FP is necessary.


Keywords: Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Family Planning and Kadutu.

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