We are thrilled to welcome a new surgical team to our network of partners across Africa and Asia: Dr. Lucien Wasingya Kasereka from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
After seven years of working in Uganda, Dr. Lucien Wasingya Kasereka felt compelled to return to his home country in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Dr. Lucien grew up in North Kivu, a tumultuous region in northeastern DRC. “The horrors of war and violence have been permanent for over 18 years now, which has significantly affected maternal and child health,” he explained. “Our vision is to restore the fistula victims’ dignity in DRC after a long period of political instability.”
“The day I first met a fistula patient [was] the day I decided to learn how to repair fistula, and continue doing it for the rest of my life. That’s the day I dedicated my entire life to fistula patients.” – Dr. Lucien Wasingya Kasereka from DRC
This story originally appeared in the Spring 2021 edition of our newsletter, Transformations.