The delegates from the World Bank Group, escorted by Ms. PIA PEETERS, SR Social Development Specialist Africa Region, Conflict and Social Development Unit, visited HEAL Africa DRC on Tuesday November 26th, 2013. The group composed of Ms. PIA PEETERS, Ms. LISETTE KHONDE and Dr. HARALD HINKEL was received by the administrative team of HEAL Africa DRC in Goma.
The main purpose of this visit was to follow-up on promises made by the UN General Secretary, BAN KI-MOON, during [...]
HEAL Africa staff gather to reflect on the principles of their work. Read more about their Time of Rest and Reflection.
Despite some organizational changes in HEALAfrica-US, HEALAfrica continues to remain strong in their commitment to the people of DRC. Read our Fall 2013 Newsletter - http://eepurl.com/HIptH
Friends of HEAL Africa,
On behalf of the Board of HEAL Africa (USA) I am happy to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, Calvin (Cal) Bremer. Cal comes to us with an extensive history of leadership within the not-for-profit world. He has more than 15 years of executive experience working in over 10 countries around the world. For the last five years he served as the CEO of Doctors on Call for Service (DOCS). During his tenure at DOCS [...]
On Thursday 22 August, the town centre of Goma, where HEAL Africa’s hospital and headquarters are located, was bombarded on several occasions in various locations, creating a wave of panic of the population and many casualties.
The day before, some war wounded soldiers had actually been brought in at HEAL Africa for treatment. The hospital is well renowned for dealing with this type of emergency situation, and the population knows that war wounded patients can access 24h quality specialized care for [...]
On July 26, 2013 HEAL Africa, its partners and various authorities of Goma paraded to celebrate the Order of the Mayor of Goma renaming a street “LYN LUSI street”. This is the urban Decree 3072/02IB719/MG dated July 11, 2013. The parade followed the newly renamed street, almost 2 km long (from the Hope circle (BDEGL) up to the INSTIGO crossroads), ending at HEAL Africa where the event continued with speeches, dances and testimonies.
WHAT PROMPTED THIS NEW NAME?
It was all [...]
Le 26 juillet 2013 HEAL Africa, ses partenaires et des autorités de Goma ont défilé pour célébrer l’arrêté du Maire de Goma rebaptisant une rue « rue LYN LUSI », Cofondatrice de l’ONG. Il s’agit de l’arrêté urbain n 3072/02IB719/M.G daté du 11 Juillet 2013.
La marche a suivi la rue nouvellement baptisée, longue de près de 2 kilomètres (du rond-point de l’espoir (BDEGL) au carrefour dit INSTIGO), pour se terminer devant HEAL Africa où l’évènement a continué avec des échanges, danses [...]
During a recent trip in June 2013 to Wamba, Oriental Province, a mobile urogynecology surgery team from HEAL Africa completed 103 repairs of vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) and recto-vaginal (LIF). Among the treated patients, there were two Pygmy women. This is the first time that Pygmy women have benefitted from a fistula repair, based on over 10 years of HEAL Africa experience in this field. Many of these fistulas resulted from difficult births (dystociques deliveries) and also poor [...]
Lors de son récent séjour en juin 2013 à Wamba, Province Orientale, une équipe mobile de chirurgie uro-gynécologique de HEAL Africa a réalisé 103 réparations des fistules vesico-vaginales (FVV) et recto-vaginale (FRV). Parmi les patientes soignées, il y avait deux femmes pygmées. C’est la première fois que les femmes pygmées bénéficient d’une réparation de fistule, depuis la longue expérience de HEAL Africa de plus de 10 ans dans le domaine. Lesdites fistules ont résulté des accouchements difficiles (accouchements dystociques) [...]
“My father and mother died during the events that followed the war of liberation. I was a kid and one of my uncles agreed to take custody of me…”. », indicates Jules two days after coming out of a coma due to abuses of a militia group active in North Kivu and to “hunger”. This is the story of a 17-year-old boy who has lived through a long dark period that has characterized the East of the [...]