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November 23, 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 11, 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


November 4, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Four

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Continuing the series, we are excited to announce that the Mayo Clinic team is on their way to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. During their trip, we hope to continue posting updates we receive from them; stay tuned! See some video footage of their departure from the Mayo Clinic campus below.

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Tags: Congo, departure, DRC, Mayo Clinic, Rhodes, sexual violence


November 3, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Three

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Following Part One and Part Two series posts, this one focuses on the transportation of supplies. Tom Griffin is the Operations Manager for transportation within Mayo Medical Laboratories. He was involved in helping Dr. Deborah Rhodes and her group members send the numerous medical supplies to Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Tom talked of […]

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Tags: Congo, DRC, gynecology, incontinence, laboratory, Mukwege, Rhodes, sexual violence, supplies, Tom Griffin, transportation


November 2, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Two

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Deborah Rhodes, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physician and director of the Executive Health program describes how this trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, introduced in Part One, came to be. She said, “It was inspired by a visit I had with a patient who came to see me…My patient told me some particular stories […]

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Tags: Congo, DRC, gynecology, incontinence, Rhodes, sexual violence


October 29, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part One

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

This is the first in a series of posts about six Mayo Clinic medical experts traveling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to V-Day, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most dangerous place on the planet to be a woman or a girl. Since 1996, sexual violence in the eastern Democratic […]

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Tags: Congo, Creedon, Dowdy, DRC, Fischer, gynecology, incontinence, McGuire, Rhodes, sexual violence, Trabuco


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