Each and every day are at risk for hundreds of park rangers from the virunga volcanoes in Eastern Congo, their lives to protect the gorillas against the rebels, and poachers. In the past few years, a total of 178 of them in order to attack, with serious injuries. That’s why it attracts, and dr. Jane, The Raes in the second episode of the Topdokters with her non-profit, Rescue, The power Rangers have to be there to give a lesson in military survivaltechnieken and first aid as: “The threat that they face is enormous. If they are somewhere in the middle of the Virunga for something to happen, then it will take a very long time to get them out of the jungle to retrieve it. The traumaopvang in Africa, it is not like we are at home in the know’. You have to expect that most of the time each and every month, someone will die.” During her trip, she brings a touch of co-Topdokter, dr. Réginald Moreels.
Dr. The Raes is also spoedarts, in GZA Hospital campus Sint-Vincentius. This is where she spends her night shift at the emergency room called to a serious accident with a cyclist.
Just as he Raes is a human surgeon, dr. Réginald Moreels, active in the East of the Drc. Dr. Moreels years in the war, working for ‘Doctors Without Borders’. Over the past four years, he operates on patients in Beni, where he was a brand-new hospital building: “the Eastern Congo is an area that is in each of the embassy is seen as a ‘no go zone’. However, if I am not here to work, there is none. There’s not even go down well in Flanders and Belgium, which made me want to come out because it is too dangerous. I will always be alone.” In this episode, he operates on a woman with a large benign tumour in the throat, and that’s no easy feat: “We work with the most basic of materials. The tools on the site are all of relatively poor quality.”