The Doctor Who’s Saved 46,000 Congolese Women — and Isn’t Done Yet

When Dr. Denis Mukwege was still a child, his father, a pastor, would take him on pilgrimages to visit the sick in Bukavu, a city in the eastern Congo. Once, he and his father went to see a child who was in near-fatal condition. They prayed for him, and after, Mukwege’s father stood to leave. Mukwege was horrified. When he was sick, his father didn’t rely only on prayer to heal him. Mukwege insisted: “Give medicine to this child.’”

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