While working towards its mission to provide holistic care for its patients, Panzi Hospital has identified the following areas through which it provides assistance to patients.
Many of the patients received at Panzi Hospital are severely traumatized due to the violence committed against them. In such cases, the patients are assessed to determine their psychological needs and status in order to provide holistic care beyond physical treatment.
Panzi Hospital has established a judicial and legal program (through Panzi Foundation) that works to acquire justice for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. The objective is to provide legal assistance to survivors of sexual violence and violations of human rights. Part of the program is awareness-raising of the rights of women, children and families.
The importance of providing women with skills-training has proven important for holistic care, since this can facilitate reintegration into their communities. Through Maison Dorcas (run by Panzi Foundation), a transit and safety house for survivors of sexual violence or those under long- or medium-term care for fistula and incontinence treatment. The women are provided with a safe environment in order to heal and learn new skills for their eventual community and/or family reintegration.