HEAL Africa

Archive for May, 2012

A Song From Congo For Mother’s Day

Every person on earth has come here through a mother.  A mother’s love is universally treasured.  This song was written and is performed by four brothers whose band is called MAISHA SOUL.  They live in Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They dedicated this song to all the mothers of the world, particularly to the mothers of the Democratic Republic of the. Congo. HEAL Africa is proud to offer this amazing and moving song to women everywhere.

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Patient Returning Home After Nine Year Hospitalization

After 9 years at HEAL Africa, and twelve surgeries, Nyirana Mataiya is healthy and going home. She came to HEAL Africa with a complicated fistula, a tear in the vaginal or rectal wall resulting in incontinence.  Nyirana’s fistula was the result of rape. In 2000, when she was 8 months pregnant, militias in the Masisi Mountains where she is from, captured her, held her hostage and five armed men sexually assaulted her. In addition to being left with a [...]

HEAL Africa’s Palliative Care Program

Roger Basungeli is a very experienced community health worker. He has seen so much misery and pain during his seven years as the head of the Palliative Care program at HEAL Africa. Roger’s job involves caring for the dying and the chronically ill. He brings what little comfort he can to those who are suffering or near the end of their life. He is the father of five children, calm, considerate and quietly goes about his difficult work without [...]

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