Project Congo is partnering with St Vincent Hospital in Bukavu to help rape victims get medical care and reconstructive surgery to repair long term damage from brutal and highly traumatic rapes. St Vincent's has a waiting list of almost 150 patients for reconstructive surgery but so far this year have only been able to perform 22 surgeries due to lack of funds. The typical reconstructive surgery and care cost 150$ per patient. Project Congo is raising funds and seeking patient sponsors to allow more women to have access to this much needed care. Seek our donation page or "How you can Help Page" to make a specific donation to this cause.
St Vincents Medical Center
St Vincents Medical Center Bukavu, South Kivu
St Vincentís Medical Center is located in Bukavu, South Kivu. The Medical Center seeks to provide preserve human dignity and provide quality medical services to the poor and underserved population in the area. They offer full medical and surgical services, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, as well as, vaccination programs and family planning consultations.
Care for Victims of Sexual Violence
St Vincentís offers specialized care for victims of rape and sexual violence.
The Chief of Surgery, Dr Jeff Mibi, has undergone specialty training in fistula repairs and gynecologic reconstructive surgery. The hospital also receives visiting gynecological surgeons from Italy, who perform surgeries and train staff.
Since 2009 the center has care for 443 victims of rape of which:
67 requires fistula repairs 41 received obstetric care for resulting pregnancies 188 perineal lesions were repaired 70% received psychological support
This year alone the center has a waiting list of 156 victims that require surgical intervention. Thus far due to lack of funds only 22 have been operated on.
Dr Zacche (Italy) and Dr Jeff in surgery
Dr Adriana from St Clements de Mantou, Italy speicalizes in complicated fistula repairs
The average cost of a fistula repair surgery and aftercare for a rape vicitm is 150$ Please Help! To sponsor a surgery for a victim of sexual violence, please click on the Just Give button. Make sure to note how you want your donation used in the "Designate my donation Box" at the bottom of the page.