Celebrating Nurses!

Posted on May 5, 2017 /

There’s nothing typical about providing life-saving medical procedures for free, but on the Africa Mercy such miracles happen daily in the ship’s fully functioning hospital, equipped with five state-of-the-art operating theatres.

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Catching Up With Christelle … Seven Years Later!

Posted on April 24, 2017 / ,

Seven years ago, 11-year-old Christelle climbed the gangway of the Africa Mercy with her mom. A cleft lip and palate had stolen her self-confidence, and she had felt like an outcast as she hid from stares and jeers. Many emotions …excitement, nervousness, fear of the unknown … raced through her mind as she took each step. With hands gripped together tightly, Christelle and her mom hoped and prayed for a miracle as they stepped onto the ship and put their trust in the care of strangers.

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Stena Line enters into a long-term partnership with Mercy Ships.

Posted on March 17, 2017 /

Mercy Ships and Stena Line, the world’s largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership. The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both within Stena Line itself as well as amongst its passengers and partners.

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International Women’s Day: a woman is Benin’s first and only plastic reconstructive surgeon

Posted on March 8, 2017 /

Dr. Fifonsi Odry Agbessi overcame many challenges to become the first and only plastic reconstructive surgeon in Benin, a country with over 10 million people. She demonstrated her commitment to improving her skills by coming onboard the Africa Mercy once a week for four months to work alongside Dr. Tertius Venter, a Mercy Ships volunteer surgeon from South Africa.

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An X-Ray Technician’s Prayer

Posted on February 7, 2017 /

“As I sit here & think back on this past week, I find that there are no words to describe what my heart is feeling. There are no words in the dictionary that can accurately portray my thoughts. Because what we see here at Mercy Ships is indescribable. You can read the stories, look at … Continued

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An Inside Look at the Africa Mercy

Posted on February 7, 2017 /

      This is the Africa Mercy. Inside of this hospital ship are operating rooms, patient beds, sleeping quarters, dining rooms, offices, and even a very small gym. But just like Mercy Ships is far more than the people who work here, the Africa Mercy is far more than the rooms that make her … Continued

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Meet baby Serah

Posted on February 7, 2017 /

Sandrine’s tears of joy quickly turned into sobs of fear after her longed-for daughter was born. Serah was born with acute bilateral clubfeet. Her tiny feet were twisted at severe right angles, facing inward. Left untreated, this condition leaves children largely crippled for life. Both Sandrine and her husband anguished over the fact that their … Continued

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