The Uvula Cutter

One of Africa’s most curious medical and cultural practices

Client: Medics without Vacation
Type: Television

For the TV-series ‘Handen uit de Mouwen’ we followed a team of ‘Medics without Vacation’ in South Kivu, Congo. They witnessed a uvulectomy. Traditional healers cut  the uvula. They believe that it is responsible for “all throat conditions”. In some parts of Africa, it’s even performed on toddlers.

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