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|December 12, 2009|
Urge your representative and senators to push for passage of the bills. Lists of electronic industry leaders can be found at http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org
Two excellent hospitals in Congo that provide fistula surgeries, and crucial supporting services are Heal Africa <http://www.healafrica.org/cms/> and the Panzi Hospital <http://www.panzihospitalbukavu.org> .
I visited the Heal Africa hospital and was hugely impressed. A surgeon was performing fistula surgeries all day every day—six a day is all he could manage. The youngest patient I spoke with was 14. But the rape of small children and even babies is not uncommon. Hundreds of thousands of women and girls have suffered senselessly violent rapes which leaves their insides so damaged that, if they survive, they will be shunned in their communities.