The grand duchy commits to help fund hospital being built by Dr. Denis Mukwege.
Paulette Lenert, minister for cooperation and humanitarian action, has confirmed Luxembourg’s contribution of €5 million to a new project at the Panzi hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The hospital is located in Bukavu, the largest city in South Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It functions as a general hospital for the local population but is mostly known for its support for survivors of sexual violence and women suffering from complex gynaecological conditions.
The new hospital will take a holistic approach to treating rape victims, including psychological, socio-economic and legal follow-up as well as medical care.
The grand duchy is the first international donor to confirm its support for the project. “Luxembourg’s contribution will make a real difference in serving women in need,” Mukwege said after the meeting with Lenert.