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Dr. Denis Mukwege was born in the Belgian Congo in 1955. His life has been marked by the transformations and tragedies of his home country. Now a renowned surgeon, he is recognized as the world’s leading expert on treating rape injuries, and his holistic approach to healing has inspired other initiatives around the world. In 2014, he was invited to the White House by Barack Obama. In Europe, he was awarded the Sakharov human rights prize award. In November 2018, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Yazidi human rights activist and sexual violence survivor Nadia Murad.