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SPRING 2014 HEAL Africa NEWSLETTER

In case you missed our Spring 2014 Newsletter, be sure not to miss this one! In addition to our regular activities in the hospital and the community, there have been new leadership developments, celebrations, and efforts to keep the work going in Eastern DRC (thanks to our IHEID Marathon runners!). Follow the link here- http://eepurl.com/VTO_v

And be sure to ignore Cal’s message on the newsletter and read it here instead: Modification on “Cal’s Thoughts” –

WORLD BANK TEAM VISITS HEAL AFRICA ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th, 2013.

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 [...]

BOARD OF HEAL Africa -USA NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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 [...]

ANOTHER WAVE OF CASUALTIES AS GOMA BECOMES THE TARGET OF HEAVY WEAPON SHOOTINGS ON 22 AUGUST

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 [...]

“LYN LUSI STREET”: A PUBLIC TRIBUTE TO A LADY WHO HAD RENEWED HOPE IN SO MANY VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN EASTERN DRC

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 [...]

« RUE LYN LUSI » : UN HOMMAGE PUBLIQUE A CELLE QUI A SU REDONNER L’ESPOIR A TANT DE VULNERABLES DE L’EST DE LA RDC

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 [...]

JUNE 2013 – 103 WOMEN (INCLUDING 2 PYGMIES) RECEIVED FISTULA REPAIR OPERATIONS IN WAMBA (ORIENTAL PROVINCE) , DRC

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 [...]

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