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November 23rd, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo – Overview

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

For those of you wanting to read through the entire series or for those wanting to find a specific part you may have missed, here is an overview post including links to all the series parts. Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Part Six Part Seven Part Eight Part Nine Part Ten Part Eleven […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic, DRC, Girls, Mayo Clinic, Republic, sexual violence, Summary


November 22nd, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Fourteen

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Phil Fischer, M.D. is one of the Mayo Clinic physicians who recently went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the video interview below, Dr. Fischer offers a personal reflection on the trip. He also explains the potential for future research and how those plans are already advancing. Also, many of you have inquired […]

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Tags: Congo, DRC, Mayo Clinic, Phil Fischer, Research


November 19th, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Thirteen (Saturday & Thanks)

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

The following is another update from the Mayo Clinic team that was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week, written by Dr. Deborah Rhodes. While this is the final update from their trip, please check for additional posts next week including video interviews with some of the team describing their experiences. “After a […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Deb Rhodes, DRC, V-day


November 18th, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Twelve (More from Friday)

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

The following is another update from the Mayo Clinic team that was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week, written by Dr. Deborah Rhodes . “Dr. Sean Dowdy and Dr. Emanuel Trabuco had another long day in the OR, with two large fistula repairs and a radical hysterectomy for advanced cervical cancer – […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Deb Rhodes, Dr. Mukwege, DRC, fistula


November 17th, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Eleven (Friday)

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

The following is another update from the Mayo Clinic team that was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week. “We started the morning surrounded by the staff and patients of Panzi, gathered in the courtyard for morning prayers. We looked out on the beautiful women wrapped in colorful pagnes. We felt like we […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Creedon, Dr. Dowdy, Dr. Fischer, Dr. Mukwege, Dr. Rhodes, Dr. Trabuco, DRC, Lois McGuire, Panzi Hospital


November 16th, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Ten (Thursday)

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

The following is another update from the Mayo Clinic team that was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week. “In the car on the way to Panzi, we had time to discuss with Dr. Mukwege a plan for continued collaboration between our group and Panzi. He had told us earlier in the week […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Mukwege, DRC, Panzi Hospital


November 15th, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Nine (More from Tuesday)

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

We are happy to report that the Mayo Clinic team in the Democratic Republic of the Congo arrived home safely late yesterday. We will continue to post their updates from the trip throughout this week. “Behind the operating rooms is an expanse of grass and circular shelters consisting of a thatched roof without walls and […]

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Tags: City of Joy, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC


November 12th, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Eight (Tuesday)

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

The Mayo Clinic team currently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo sent the following update: “We set off very early for Panzi. Dr. Sean Dowdy and Dr. Emanuel Trabuco headed to the OR. Their first case was a woman with a very severe fistula. The surgery lasted 5 ½ hours. They had brought a […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Creedon, Dr. Dowdy, Dr. Fischer, Dr. Rhodes, Dr. Trabuco, DRC, Eve Ensler, Lois McGuire, V-day


November 11th, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Seven (Monday)

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

The following update was sent from the Mayo Clinic team currently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: “We set off early for Panzi Hospital, the car packed with our supply boxes. The drive itself was an adventure. There are no paved roads, and the rainy season has just begun, creating huge craters filled with […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Creeden, Dr. Dowdy, Dr. Fischer, Dr. Mukwege, Dr. Rhodes, Dr. Trabuco, DRC, Girls, Panzi Hospital


November 11th, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Six (Sunday)

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

The Mayo team currently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo sent us the below text: We had a great night’s sleep after a warm welcome on Saturday night from Eve Ensler and Christine DeSchryver. These two women, in partnership with Dr. Mukwege, are the most formidable and compassionate force against the sexual violence in […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic, DRC, sexual violence, V-day


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