The Mukwege Foundation works to end wartime sexual violence. In Bukavu, east Congo, Dr Denis Mukwege and his team at Panzi Hospital have pioneered a holistic approach, giving survivors of sexual violence in conflict access to medical, psychological, legal and socio-economic support in one place.

More than half of the 450 beds at Panzi Hospital are for survivors of sexual violence and women who need complex gynaecological care. More than 50,000 survivors have received treatment at Panzi over the last 20 years. Currently, the hospital has around 370 staff who conduct 18,000 annual consultations. It also runs rural outreach clinics, serving a population of 400,000.

The Mukwege Foundation supports members of Panzi’s medical team, including surgeons and psychologists, to share their world-leading expertise with colleagues in other regions affected by conflict (such as Guinea, Central African Republic and Rwanda).