Friends of Panzi
BioGaia, through the organisation Friends of Panzi, supports Dr Denis Mukwege and his important work at the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Friends of Panzi is an independent, non-profit association that was formed in the beginning of 2018 on initiative of BioGaia's co-founder and Chairman of the Board Peter Rothschild.
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Chief Physician, is the surgeon, gynecologist and women’s rights activist who founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Congo. Over the years, the Panzi Hospital has helped more than 50,000 women and child rape victims both with their physical injuries and with building a new future. Panzi also offers maternity care, family planning and healthcare. For example lives of premature babies and undernourished children are saved on a daily basis.
In 2018, Dr. Mukwege and Nadia Murad were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”
BioGaia’s founder supports Nobel peace prize winner Dr Mukwege