Right Livelihood Award 2013

Denis Mukwege

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Are you Looking for Denis Mukwege Age, Birthday, Height, Net Worth, Family, salary, Weight etc..Find the latest complete information on celebwoods.com. Denis Mukwege was born on 1 March 1955 in Bukavu, Belgian Congo, Africa. He is a doctor.

Full NameDenis Mukengere Mukwege
NicknameDoctor Miracle
Profession(s)Doctor (Gynecologist), Activist
Famous ForWinning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 178 cm
in meters– 1.78 m
in feet inches– 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 80 kg
in pounds– 176 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 March 1955
Age (as in 2018)63 Years
BirthplaceBukavu, Belgian Congo, Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownBukavu, Belgian Congo, Africa
SchoolA school in Bukavu
College/University• University of Burundi, Bujumbura
• Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Educational Qualification• Medical Degree
• PhD
ReligionChristianity [1]
Ethnicity/RaceAfrican (Congolese)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Awards, Honours, AchievementsAwards

• UN Human Rights prize
• Olof Palme Prize
African of the Year

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Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseName Not Known

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Denis Mukwege

  • Denis was born into a middle-class religious family of 11 members.
  • In his childhood, he used to visit sick people with his pastor father, which inspired him to become a doctor.
  • After completing his degree in medicine in Burundi, he started practising at a Christian Hospital in Lemera, South Kivu.
  • While working as a paediatrician, he saw various cases where women were suffering from pain and complications after birth, which inspired him to travel to France to study gynaecology and obstetrics.
  • In 1999, he founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu; with an aim to cure survivors of Congo’s epidemic of sexual violence.
  • In 2012, in an address at the UN, he said-

“deafening silence and lack of courage of the international community.”

  • On 25 October 2012, he faced the repercussions for raising his voice at the UN; as 4 armed men took two of his daughters’ as a hostage and even fired bullets at him. Though his security guard was killed, he escaped an assassination attempt. Post this incidence, he, along with his family, flew to Sweden and then Brussels, where they lived in exile for 3 months; until the women of Bukavu pleaded for him to return, which he accepted.
  • In 2015, a documentary on his life titled “The Man Who Mends Women: The Wrath of Hippocrates” was released.
Right Livelihood Award 2013
Right Livelihood Award 2013

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