Obstetric fistula, all too common in the DRC yet virtually eradicated in the U.S. and Europe more than a hundred years ago, is an indication that existing health systems are failing women and girls, says the Founder and Medical Director of the Panzi Hospital and Foundations, Dr. Denis Mukwege.
“Peace cannot be achieved at the expense of justice,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege in response to Beni massacres
(Bukavu, DRC) Since early May, more than 50 people have been brutally massacred in Beni, in North Kivu Province, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Since October 2014, the death toll in Beni has risen to more than 600. Photographs of these atrocities of masses are unbearable: pregnant women disemboweled, mutilated infants, human beings trussed up and their throats slit with a knife.
Don’t miss – Nick Kristof talking with our partner Dr. Mukwege about his “incredibly brave work in Congo” on Facebook Live.
Congratulations to our partner on winning this new award!
THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN – THE WRATH OF HIPPOCRATES is the portrait of the impressive life and work of internationally renowned gynecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege from Congo.
Dr. Denis Mukwege is interviewed in the movie Human
STATEMENT FROM DR. DENIS MUKWEGE TO THE DRC GOVERNMENT PROHIBITION OF FILM
DRC Media Minister Bars Screening of “The Man Who Mends Women – The Wrath of Hippocrates” Documentary
Donor Direct Action is so proud that Dr. Denis Mukwege is the winner of the Calouste Gulbenkian Prize 2015!
Local inspector of public finances confirmed that Panzi is a General Referral Hospital and that no tax fraud has been committed; staff expected to end sit-in.
Deeply alarming news from DRC – Panzi Hospital’s bank accounts seized by Congolese authorities.