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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights visits Panzi Hospital

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 21, 2016
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Noting that important advances have been made in the Democratic Republic of the Congo relating to impunity for sexual violence, the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, warned of increased human rights violations as tensions rise in advance of forthcoming elections.

At Panzi hospital, the High Commissioner met with women survivors of sexual violence and with Dr. Denis Mukwege who has treated more than 40,000 victims.

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“Existing health systems are failing our women and girls,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege

By Donor Direct Action | May 23, 2016
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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.

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“Peace cannot be achieved at the expense of justice,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege in response to Beni massacres

By Donor Direct Action | May 17, 2016
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(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.

Nick Kristof interviews Dr. Denis Mukwege on Facebook Live

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 28, 2016
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Don’t miss – Nick Kristof talking with our partner Dr. Mukwege about his “incredibly brave work in Congo” on Facebook Live.

Dr. Denis Mukwege: one of the world’s 100 most influential people

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 27, 2016
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Congratulations to our partner on winning this new award!

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Daily Mail article: DR Congo rape-care doctor urges UN to help end impunity

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 7, 2016
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Read article in the Daily Mail

Premiere screening of the film “The Man Who Mends Women — the Wrath of Hippocrates”

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 6, 2015
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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.

Video: Dr. Denis Mukwege interview in movie Human

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 7, 2015
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Dr. Denis Mukwege is interviewed in the movie Human

Statement from Dr. Denis Mukwege

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 3, 2015
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DRC Media Minister Bars Screening of “The Man Who Mends Women – The Wrath of Hippocrates” Documentary

Dr. Denis Mukwege wins the Calouste Gulbenkian Prize 2015

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 18, 2015
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Donor Direct Action is so proud that Dr. Denis Mukwege is the winner of the Calouste Gulbenkian Prize 2015!

Good news from Panzi Hospital: First Step toward a Lasting Solution

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 8, 2015
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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.

Panzi Accounts Frozen by DRC Government

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 2, 2015
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Deeply alarming news from DRC – Panzi Hospital’s bank accounts seized by Congolese authorities.