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Denis Mukwege Biography

Denis Mukwege full name Denis Mukengere Mukwege, is a Congolese gynecologist, founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital, and president of the Panzi Foundation.

Denis Mukwege Education

Denis Mukwege completed his elementary studies at the Royal Academy of Bukavu . His secondary studies were done at the Bwindi institute in Bukavu, where he obtained a degree in biochemistry in 1974. After two years at the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN) at the Polytechnic faculty, he found his way to university. registering in 1976, the Faculty of Medicine of Burundi . His medical degree obtained in 1983, he made his first professional steps in the hospital of Lemera south of Bukavu. In 1984, he obtained a scholarship from the Swedish Pentecostal Mission to specialize in gynecology at the University of in France . He founded with an Angevin Esther Solidarity France-Kivu association to help his region of origin. On 24 September 2015, he attained the degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences at the Université Libre de Bruxelles following the defense of his doctoral thesis entitled “Etiology, classification and treatment of uro-genital and genito-digestive traumatic fistulas” in eastern DRC “.

Denis Mukwege Age

He was born on 1 March 1955 in Costermansville, Belgian Congo. He is 63 years old as at 2018.

Denis Mukwege Nationality

He is a Congolese born in Costermansville, Belgian Congo as the third of nine children of a Pentecostal father and his wife.

Denis Mukwege Nobel Peace Prize

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad were jointly on October 5, 2018 awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

Denis Mukwege Awards

In 2008, Dr. Mukwege received the Olof Palme Award and the UN Human Rights Prize . In 2009, he won the French prize for human rights and was knighted by the National Order of the Legion of Honor . The same year, he was elected African of the year by an African press association. In 2010, he won the Van Goedart Award in the Netherlands .

In Belgium in 2011, he received three successive prizes: the Jean-Rey Prize, the Roi-Baudoin Prize and the Ypres City Peace Prize , presented to him in November 2011. In the same year, he received the German media prize.

On October 7, 2013, he was awarded the Grand Prize of the Chirac Foundation for Conflict Prevention. His name was also mentioned for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize , alongside, among others, Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai and Guatemalan magistrate Claudia Paz y Paz .

On February 3, 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), which emphasizes his “non – conformism carried by values ​​of freedom, respect and daring”.

He also received the Clinton Foundation Award and the Right Livelihood Award . The 2014-2016 promotion of hospital directors from the École des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique in Rennes bears his name and he is its sponsor.

In 2014, several prizes were awarded to him: the Inamori Prize for Ethics 2014 (Japan-United States), the Primo Levi Prize ( Italy ), the Solidaris Prize at the Saint-Pierre Hospital in Brussels (Belgium) and the medal of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Overseas (Belgium). On October 21, 2014, Denis Mukwege receives the Sakharov Prize . This prize was awarded on 26 November 2014 to the European Parliament in Strasbourg , during a solemn sitting. On 18 January 2016, he received the European Parliament in Brussels the “Hero for Africa” ​​prize, accompanied by a check for 100,000 euros, awarded by the Foundation for Equal Opportunities in Africa.

On March 24, 2016, he received the Renfield Prize from Pennsylvania University in Philadelphia, accompanied by a check of US $ 100,000.

On April 21, 2016, in the presence of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Màxima, and Princess Beatrix, the Franklin Delano-Roosevelt Foundation Four Freedoms Award for Freedom to Live at Shelter of Need. He appears in the Time 100 in 2016

On October 5, 2018, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Nadia Murad, for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

Denis Mukwege Foundation

The Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation is an international human rights organization working to end sexual violence in wars.

Denis Mukwege Family

Denis Mukwege is a father to five children. Soon after he addressed the UN in 2012 denouncing the conflict in Congo, calling for those responsible to face justice, armed men took his daughters hostage and fired on Dr Mukwege. His security guard was shot dead. As a result, he took his family to Sweden and then Brussels, living in exile for three months, until the women of Bukavu pleaded for him to return.

Denis Mukwege Net Worth

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