Aviation support for the obstetrical fistula repair campaign of Panzi Hospital
Field teams have recorded 51 cases of obstetric fistula since the last campaigns with a high number of cases in the Kabalo and Manono health zones.
Aviation Sans Frontières ensures the transport of 8 doctors and 450kg of medical equipment to locations inaccessible by road.
As part of the Main Grant Fistula Foundation Project of Panzi Hospital, this reconstructive surgery campaign is taking place in the province of Tanganyika.
Dr. Mukwege, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018: “When we call on Aviation Sans Frontières, it is to go to inaccessible areas, to restore humanity instead of the bestiality that is there; therefore, I think that for us the airplane is not a luxury, but a means of expressing our collective humanity! »
World-renowned gynecologic surgeon Dr. Denis Mukwege is the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).