Indonesian doctor want to do Medical Volunteer in Africa!

Cindy Limantara,MD Start Date: Feb 13, 2018 - End Date: Feb 12, 2019

My Travel Story

by: Cindy Limantara,MD Start Date: Feb 13, 2018 - End Date: Feb 12, 2019
Hi,my name in Cindy. I'm a physician from Indonesia. Helping others  is my passion,  the reason I why chose this job at the first place. I love traveling as well, but I chose Africa because people there really need a helping hand in health care. I also have a mission to educate African girls & women, so we can stop FGM (female genital mutilation). FGM is still going on in Africa due to their bold cultures and tradition, which is caused a lot of trouble for girls, such as pain during process since they do it without anesthesia, hemorrhage, infection, HIV transmission, painful during period, intercouse, labor and even death.
 It's not impossible if we work it out together :)
We truly need your help!!

"Only life lived for others is worth living"
If you have any further questions, kindly email me at cindyangelinalimantara@gmail.com

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  • Let's End FGM Together!

    Let's end FGM together!
    Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

    The practice is mostly carried out by traditional circumcisers, who often play other central roles in communities, such as attending childbirths. In many settings, health care providers perform FGM due to the erroneous belief that the procedure is safer when medicalized1. WHO strongly urges health professionals not to perform such procedures.

    FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death.