Dr. Denis Mukwege of Congo (DRC)

UMURAGE Legacy Maker Dr Denis Mukwege

Dr. Denis Mukengere Mukwege is a gynaecological surgeon from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in 1999 as a clinic for gynaecological and obstetric care and expected to be working on issues of maternal health. Yet since the hospital opened its doors, Dr. Mukwege and his staff have mostly catered for survivors of sexual violence. In its almost two decades of existence, the Panzi Hospital has treated more than 50,000 survivors with physical wounds and provided legal and psycho-social services to its patients.