Projects

2013 – 2014

  • Implementing Partner: University of Michigan
  • Project Dates: Aug 2013-Dec 2014
  • Principle Investigator/Co-Investigators/Project Manager: Janis Miller, Denis Mukwege, Gustave Mushagalusa, Paul Clyde, Jane Hassinger, Lisa Peters
  • Funder: University of Michigan Global Challenges Third Century Initiative
  • Brief project description:  Develop technical support infrastructure through the creation of the International Center for Advanced Research and Training (ICART) in Bukavu  to optimize approaches to health while supporting the specific missions of Panzi Hospital and UEA.

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  • Implementing Partner: Panzi General Reference Hospital
  • Project Site: Panzi General Reference Hospital
  • Principle Investigator/Co-Investigators/Project Manager: Denis Mukwege, Dr. Tina Amisi, Lisa Peters
  • Project Dates: Initiated in 2013 with surveillance ongoing
  • Funder: seed money from UM Global Challenges Third Century Initiative to support data architecture construction and data entry training
  • Brief project description: Hospital and outreach surveillance conducted on all women with fistula.  Surveillance forms are completed and data is entered into electronic data repository. Post-first year funding, Panzi Hospital Fistula staff and ICART staff are continuing data collection and data entry on their own.
  • Implementing Partner: Evangelical University in Africa
  • Project Site: Uvira General Reference Hospital
  • Principle Investigator: Jean Paul Chikwanine
  • Funder: Evangelical University in Africa and UM Global Challenges Third Century
  • Brief project description:  Looking at the prevalence of malaria in surgical patients that receive a blood transfusion and those who do not.  Hypothesis is people receiving blood transfusion have higher rates of malaria.
  • Implementing Partner: Evangelical University in Africa
  • Project Site: Panzi General Reference Hospital
  • Principle Investigator: Olivier Nyakio
  • Funder: Evangelical University in Africa and UM global Challenges Third Century
  • Brief project description: Hospital based cervical cancer screening using VIA has been implemented at Panzi Hospital.  Cryotherapy, conization and hysterectomy treatment options are available.  Cancer treatment requires referral to Kinshasa or Dar es Salaam.
  • Implementing Partner: Survivors of Sexual Violence and Severe Gynecological Problems Program (SSV) at Panzi General Reference Hospital
  • Project Site: Panzi General Reference Hospital
  • Principle Investigator: Nene Rukungu
  • Funder: SSV (European Commission, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, PMU) and UM Global Challenges Third Century Initiative
  • Brief Project Description: An assessment was done on all data collection and management procedures in the SSV project. New forms and electronic databases were created to streamline and simplify the process.  The system was piloted in Nov-Dec 2014. The SSV statisticians and project staff are responsible for data collection and entry.
  • Implementing Partner: Peace Research Institute Oslo
  • Project Dates: Jan 2014-December 2016
  • Principle Investigator/Co-Investigators/Project managers: Gudrun Østby, Ragnhild Nordås, Denis Mukwege, Tina Amisi, Susanne Allden, Lisa Peters
  • Funder: Norwegian Research Council
  • Brief project description: Survey of women who have received care through Panzi Foundation projects and programs to better understand their challenges with reintegration once they return home.

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2015 – 2016

  • Implementing Partner: Peace Research Institute Oslo
  • Project Dates: Jan 2015-December 2016
  • Funder: Folke Bernadotte Academy
  • Brief Project Description: Survey of women at City of Joy, first when they begin the program, second when they end the program, and six months after, to see how their perceptions change and how women graduating from City of Joy are able to reintegrate into their communities.
  • Implementing Partner: Heartland Alliance
  • Project Site: South Kivu Province (sites To Be Determined)
  • Project Dates: Jan 2015 – June 2016
  • Funder: Grand Challenges Canada:  Saving Brains
  • Principle Investigator and Co-Investigators: ****, Juvenal Baligamire, Sylvain, Lisa Peters
  • Brief Project Description: Heartland Alliance works to train psychologists in rural hospitals.  The hypothesis is that women who have experienced extreme trauma are less likely to bond with their children and thus the children suffer from malnutrition and thus have reduced cognitive development.  The project is to provide mental health care to pregnant women who have experienced severe trauma, along with nutritional counselling, and measure both maternal mental health status and child development (both physical and mental) in the first 9 months of life.  Heartland will be responsible for the mental health care.  ICART will be helping with the measurement and analysis of mental health and infant screening.
  • Implementing Partner: Make Music Matter (MMM), Panzi Foundation USA
  • Project site: Maison Dorcas (Panzi Foundation DRC)
  • Project Dates: Jan 2015 – June 2016
  • Funder: Save the Children UK:  Humanitarian Innovation Fund
  • Principle Investigator and Co-Investigators: ***, Juvenal Balegamire
  • Brief project description: Make Music Matter will be providing women at Maison Dorcas and staff at Panzi Hospital with music therapy.  It is a three month program.  ICART will assist with the mental health screening, data entry and analysis pre- and post- intervention.
  • Implementing Partner: Panzi Foundation DRC
  • Project Sites: Walungu and Minova Health Zones
  • Project Dates: Jan 2015 – Dec 2017
  • Funder: The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
  • Brief Project Description: Panzi Foundation DRC is creating the ‘Panzi Model’, meaning standardizing the medical, psychological, legal, and socio-economic care provided at the hospital and foundation and creating one basic package of care. Once standardized protocols and care models are developed, the full package will be implemented in the Walungu and Minova Health Zones.  Standardized data collection and storage procedures will be included in the Panzi Model, to ensure data collected at the new sites follows the model set up for data collection at Panzi Hospital.  ICART will take the data forms and databases created for the SSV project and modify them for use at the new sites.

Annual Reports

2013 – 2014

    2015

    Symposium Reports

    2014 (It was great!)

    2017 (anticipation!)