Panzi is committed to finding integrating and innovating on the best, most effective treatments for our holistic healing model. We implement groundbreaking new techniques, and back up our work with the research necessary to evaluate, iterate, and continue our innovation.
Healing through Music
Our innovative Music Therapy Program, implemented in partnership with the Panzi Foundation DRC staff at Maison Dorcas and Make Music Matter, and with support from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, is helping survivors, vulnerable women, children and Panzi staff use the healing power of music to recover from traumatic past experiences.
In cohorts, participants work in tandem with both a psychologist and a professional music producer to write and record powerful songs in the program's state-of-the-art recording studio, built on the Maison Dorcas campus. The songs are released through radio broadcasts, social media, and performances in community concerts, breaking down stigma about sexual violence and other isolating issues.
Data-Driven Research and Program Evaluation
A joint initiative between our partners at Panzi Foundation DRC and the Evangelical University in Africa (UAE), the International Center for Advanced Research and Training (ICART) aims to improve research capacity at Panzi by training physicians and staff on research methods, conducting ethical research on human subjects, management and analysis, scientific writing and presentations, and publication. Staff and faculty are gaining the skills necessary to become strong voices and leaders in the international research community, addressing the needs and future direction of DRC with data-driven, evidence-based recommendations for both the policy and philanthropic communities.
Our team is working hard to become the top regional research and training center in this region of Africa - but we need your help! Central to ICART's ability to collect and analyze quality data in the field is access to a safe and reliable method of transportation. Support our effort to purchase a jeep, and help us ensure that Congolese expert voices are at the forefront of the conversation!