Dr. Mukwege: ‘The man who mends women’

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Dr. Denis Mukwege is a gynecologist devoted to the cause of women victims of rape in Congo. He founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu. Mukwege, 57, and his team have treated more than 30,000 victims of violent rapes during the last 10 years.

Dr. Mukwege: ‘The man who mends women’


Awarded with the most prestigious European Union human rights prize, the Sakharov prize, in 2014, Dr. Denis Mukwege is an honored Congolese gynecologist who campaigned against sexual violence perpetrated against women as a weapon of war. Founder and actual director of the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Dr. Mukwege is specialised in reconstructive gynecological surgery.

Born in 1955, he started to study medicine in the University of Burundi and then worked in the...


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