HEAL AFRICA - D.R. CONGO
HEAL Africa is a hospital and medical outreach organization in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. This amazing organization is renowned for its compassionate service to vulnerable people in one of the most volatile settings on the planet. Goma lies between an active volcano and methane filled lake, serving a region overrun by violent militias. The hospital was already destroyed once by lava flows from the Nyiragongo volcano which continues to emit plumes of ash over the city. Staff risk their lives venturing through militia occupied territory to respond to community scale atrocities. The work of HEAL Africa and its founders, Dr 'Jo' and Lyn Lusi has been globally recognized and. Before her battle with cancer ended, Lyn received the prestigious Opus Prize, recognizing individuals or organizations who champion faith-filled change. HEAL Africa may be most famous for its reconstructive surgeries for women victims of violent attacks. HEAL Africa serves communities through a holistic approach to Healthcare, Education, community Action, and Leadership development in response to changing needs.