Childhood diseases like measles kill thousands in Congo. Also, polio is making a comeback.
Congo is in last place (181 of 181 countries) on the UN's annual Human Development Index.
At least 128,965 measles cases, with 1,573 deaths, have been recorded in the DRC in 2011, and 89 wild polio-virus type 1 cases had been reported up to 13 December, UNICEF said.
The current campaign against measles in Kinshasa is targeting at least 1.7 million children aged 6-59 months.