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Mayo Clinic Doctors Travel to Panzi Hospital and City of Joy Site in Bukavu, DRC for Medical Trainings and More


This week, Eve, V-Day Congo Director/Director of City of Joy Christine Schuler-Deschryver and Dr. Denis Mukwege welcomed five medical professionals from the esteemed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to Bukavu, DRC where they will work closely with Dr. Mukwege at the Panzi Hospital, offering exams, performing surgeries, providing necessary medical supplies and equipment, and giving educational lectures. While in Bukavu, they will meet with Eve and Christine Schuler Deschryver. Led by Deborah Rhodes, M.D., the Mayo team includes Philip Fischer, M.D., Sean Dowdy, M.D., Emanuel Trabuco, M.D., Doug Creedon, M.D., Ph.D., and Lois McGuire, R.N., C.N.P.

Our thanks to V-Day Board member Pat Mitchell, who also sits on the Board of Directors of the Mayo Clinic, as she connected Dr. Rhodes to V-Day's work in the Congo. In addition, this unique international collaboration will be used as a platform to develop a plan for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester to provide ongoing interaction and assistance to Panzi Hospital and City of Joy.

V-Day is so thankful for the support of Dr. Rhodes and the dedicated Mayo Clinic team, and we invite you all to follow their ongoing blog from DRC, which will include interviews, videos, and photos from their trip.

LISTEN: Dr. Deborah Rhodes Talks About Mayo Clinic Trip To Panzi Hospital >

READ The Mayo Clinic Blog "Helping the Girls of the Congo"

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LEARN MORE About V-Day's Work in DRC >