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Aviation support for the obstetrical fistula repair campaign of Panzi Hospital

19 January 2024

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.

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Aviation Sans Frontières ensures the transport of 8 doctors and 450kg of medical equipment to locations inaccessible by road.

©Fondation Panzi

As part of the Main Grant Fistula Foundation Project of Panzi Hospital, this reconstructive surgery campaign is taking place in the province of Tanganyika.

©Fondation Panzi

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! »

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World-renowned gynecologic surgeon Dr. Denis Mukwege is the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).