Received: 8 July 2019
Accepted: 25 August 2019
First Online: 3 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Not applicable. No ethical clearance was required because the study relied completely on analysis of secondary data publicly available in the DRC Ministry of Health Website, WHO Global Health Expenditure database and IMF database.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.