Denis Mukwege Age, Girlfriend, Height, Wife & More Facts

Denis Mukwege

Denis Mukwege (/m?k?we??i/;[1] conceived 1 March 1955)[2][3] is a Congolese gynecologist[4] and Pentecostal pastor.[5] He established and works in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu,[5] where he specializes[6] in the treatment of ladies who have been assaulted by outfitted rebels.[7] In 2018, Mukwege and Iraqi Yazidi common freedoms extremist Nadia Murad were together granted the Nobel Peace Prize for "their endeavors to end the utilization of sexual savagery as a weapon of war and equipped conflict".[8][9]

Mukwege's proceeded [10] interest for equity for the survivors of the Congo clashes has brought about him getting dangers against his life and the Panzi medical clinic. He has gotten these demise dangers via web-based entertainment stages, which arose out of different sources including Mukwege's nation of beginning, the DRC, and abutting nations, to be specific Rwanda and Uganda.[11] Reportedly, the dangers have arisen following Denis' rising calls for culprits who were named in 10 years old UN report, to be brought before an international[12] tribunal.[13] A past assassination[14] endeavor was made on Mukwege's life in 2012, which brought about him and his family leaving the nation over worries for their safety.[15]

Mukwege has treated a great many ladies who were casualties of assault as a weapon of battle since the Second Congo War, some of them at least a few times, performing up to ten activities per day during his 17-hour working days.[7][16] According to The Globe and Mail, Mukwege is "logical the world's driving master on fixing wounds of rape".[17] In 2013, he was granted the Right Livelihood Award for "his brave work recuperating ladies overcomers of war-time sexual viciousness and shouting out about its root causes."[18] Dr. Mukwege's endeavors to carry international[12] regard for the predominant utilization of sexual savagery as a weapon of battle in the Democratic Republic of Congo and his requests for the culprits to be dealt with has brought about him turning into a prestigious lobbyist for basic freedoms and orientation uniformity both inside the DRC and internationally.[16]

Early life and instruction

Brought into the world in Belgian Congo - today the Democratic Republic of the Congo - , Mukwege is the third of nine kids brought into the world to a Pentecostal priest and his significant other. He nearly passed on upon entering the world because of a disease yet was saved by the Swedish Pentecostal teacher and birthing assistant Majken Bergman.[19] Mukwege chose to concentrate on medication subsequent to seeing the complications[20] that ladies in the Congo experienced during labor who had no admittance to expert medical care, and he needed to recuperate the wiped out individuals for whom his dad prayed.[17]

Subsequent to graduating with a physician certification from the University of Burundi in 1983, Mukwege functioned as a pediatrician in the country Lemera Hospital close to Bukavu.[21][22] However, in the wake of seeing female patients who frequently experienced torment, genital sores, and obstetric fistulas in the wake of conceiving an offspring because of a shortfall of legitimate consideration, he chose to concentrate on gynecology and obstetrics at the University of Angers, France, acquiring his lords and finishing his clinical residency in 1989.[21][22][23] His schooling was predominantly supported by the Swedish Pentecostal mission.[24][25]

On 24 September 2015, Mukwege procured a PhD from Université libre de Bruxelles for his proposal on horrendous fistulas in the Eastern Region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[26][27]


After finish of his investigations in France (1989), Mukwege got back to work at the Lemera Hospital. Toward the start of the First Congo War, the Lemera medical clinic was gone after, his patients and colleagues were killed and the medical clinic scoured. Dr. Mukwege escaped to Bukavu where he established the Panzi Hospital in 1999.[23] Its development was predominantly supported by Swedish Christian guide associations and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The Panzi Hospital has kept on appreciating support from the Swedish Pentecostal Mission's advancement collaboration association PMU.[28]

Since its establishment, Panzi Hospital has treated in excess of 82,000 patients with complex gynecological harm and trauma.[29] An expected 60 percent of these wounds result from occurrences of sexual viciousness being utilized as a weapon of battle, with the majority of the patients of the opportunity approaching from struggle zones. Mukwege has portrayed how his patients showed up at the clinic now and again bare, typically in horrendous condition.[17] When he saw that different furnished bunches were utilizing genital harming as a weapon of battle during the contention of the last part of the 1990s, Mukwege gave himself to reconstructive medical procedure to help female casualties of sexual violence.[23] The German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM) has been supporting Mukwege's work with reserves and medicines.[30]

Dr. Mukwege with female patients.

In 2008, the non-benefit Panzi Foundation DRC was made to help crafted by Panzi Hospital with "legitimate help, psycho-social help and financial projects." A Panzi Foundation USA was subsequently established to advance raising money in the United States of America, and energize interest in the Panzi Hospital and Foundations. In 2016 the Mukwege Foundation was made, to advance the points of the Panzi Hospital and Foundations overall and "supporter for a finish to wartime sexual brutality everywhere."[31] The all encompassing consideration approach that the Panzi Foundation utilizes reflects Dr. Mukwege's convictions, as a fellow benefactor of the association, in the requirement for regarding the individual as a whole.[16]
Denis Mukwege Biography/Wiki
Full NameDenis Mukengere Mukwege
NicknameDoctor Miracle
Profession(s)Doctor (Gynecologist), Activist
Famous ForWinning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018
Denis Mukwege Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5' 10"
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Denis Mukwege Personal Life
Date of Birth1 March 1955
Age (as in 2018)63 Years
BirthplaceBukavu, Belgian Congo, Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownBukavu, Belgian Congo, Africa
SchoolA school in Bukavu
College/University• University of Burundi, Bujumbura
• Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Educational Qualification• Medical Degree
• PhD
Ethnicity/RaceAfrican (Congolese)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Awards, Honours, Achievements Awards

• UN Human Rights prize
• Olof Palme Prize
African of the Year
Van Heuven Goedhart-Award (June 2010) from the Netherlands Refugee Foundation
• The King Baudouin International Development Prize by the King of Belgium Albert II
• Deutscher Medienpreis (German Media Award)
• Civil Courage Prize
• Human Rights First Award
• Right Livelihood Award
• Prize for Conflict Prevention by the Fondation Chirac by Jacques Chirac and François Hollande
• The Inamori Ethics Prize
• The Sakharov Prize for the Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament
Women for Women International "Champion for Peace Award"
Prix Héros pour l'Afrique (Hero for Africa)
Nobel Peace Prize, with Nadia Murad


Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French Government
Officier de la Légion d'Honneur Française by the First Lady of France Valérie Trierweiler and the Minister of Francophonie Yamina Benguigui
• Fortune Magazine 35th World Greatest Leader
• Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People
• Seoul Peace Prize
Denis Mukwege Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Denis Mukwege Family
Wife/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenSons- Alain Mukwege & 2 more
Daughters- 2
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (Pastor, Pentecostal Minister)
Mother- Name Not Known

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