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|October 30, 2010|
I visited Heal Africa's Hospital in Goma, where the doctor was performing an average of six fistula surgeries per day. http://www.healafrica.org/
In the hospital I noticed a small room- on the door it said American Bar Association. In a region where impunity reigns, the ABA was pursuing the prosecution of perpetrators-twelve thus far in June of 2009. A drop in the bucket, but a glimmer of hope. As an American, and as a mother of two attorneys, I felt proud that in that tiny office, where the desk was almost the size of the room, members of the American Bar Assoc. were working hard.
Panzi Hospital in Bukavu is the other hospital qualified to help the victims. Next week, a group of six Mayo Clinic doctors and nurses will be traveling to the Congo to work with Dr. Denis Mukwege at Panzi Hospital performing surgeries, providing medical supplies and equipment. I hope more hospitals take their cure from this team at the Mayo.