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The REAL Nobel Prize Winner: Dr Denis Mukwege

March 3, 2011

I thought I hadn’t really given enough time in my last post to speak about the work of Dr Denis Mukwege, the gynaecologist working treating rape victims at Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, a town south of Lake Kivu on the border of Rwanda and the Congo. For many years he was the only gynaecologist working treating rape victims in the Congo and in his time their has treated more than 20,000 rape victims. In 2009 he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which was instead awarded to President Barack Obama. Truly an awe-inspiring man and a real hero of times.

To learn more about him and his work, both of these articles serve as a reasonably good introduction

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/14/doctor-mukwege-congo-war-rapes

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/and-the-other-nobel-peace-prize-nominees-were-1801350.html

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