PANZI HOSPITAL

The General Referral Hospital of Panzi (GRHP) is a provincial hospital located in Bukavu, DR Congo, managed by CEPAC, a protestant church organization. It was built in response to the increasing number of sexual violence victims. Dr. Denis Mukwege, its founder and current medical director, supervised the construction of the hospital in 1999 after noticing an increasing number of sexual violence victims in the community. Swedish and British development funds, PMU and Läkarmissionen supported the infrastructure.

The hospital is specialized in treating gynecological disorders, specifically those due to reproductive trauma and trauma from sexual violence, as well as the holistic clinical treatment for survivors. Dr. Mukwege and his gynecological surgical team are internationally recognized experts in fistula and incontinence repair and the long time healing and community reintegration associated with fistula care.