Denis Mukwege (born in 1955 in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo)

is a doctor, gynecologist, surgeon, human rights advocate, and Nobel Prize winner. As the founder and leader of Panzi Hospital in Congo, Denis Mukwege specializes in the treatment of victims of sexual violence. He is the recipient of the UN Human Rights Prize in 2008 and was included in Time Magazine’s 100 ‘Most Influential People’ in 2016. In 2018, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in combating sexual violence as a strategic weapon in war. Denis Mukwege has been a member of WHO’s scientific council since 2021.