a person standing on a bed: Dr. Denis Mukwege visiting patients in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2007.© Hazel Thompson for The New York Occasions
Dr. Denis Mukwege visiting sufferers in Bukavu, within the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2007.
Jeffrey Gettleman was the East Africa bureau chief of The New York Occasions from 2006 to 2017.

Dr. Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, is a big man with a squarish face.

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The primary time I met him, greater than 10 years in the past, he was rising from the working room, nonetheless carrying his scrubs. His eyes have been bloodshot, and he seemed…

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