Lyn Lusi

In research for an article today, I stumbled on the Heal Africa website and “met” Lyn Lusi, who left her native England to go to Congo in 1971 to teach. She married Congolese Dr. “Jo” Lusi, an orthopedic surgeon, and the two created HEAL Africa, a hospital which became famous for treating nearly 5,000 women with genital fistulas, the vast majority of which were caused by rape by militiamen.

The Economist ran a beautiful obituary on Lyn Lusi after she died in 2012 from cancer. It’s worth reading. I would also strongly suggest this video on the HEAL Africa site of Lyn accepting the Opus Prize in November 2011, just a few months before her death. She calls all listening to rise from “low living” and step into the calling God has for each of us.

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