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On World Oral Health Day, Mercy Ships Recognizes Woodbury Dentist’s Contribution to Dental Professionals in Guinea

Posted on March 19, 2019 /

Dr. David Ugai leads Mercy Ships dental team in Guinea teaching 13 dentists and 41 dental students while also providing care to nearly 6,000 patients Garden Valley, TX, March 20, 2019: On World Oral Health Day, Mercy Ships recognizes lead dentist Dr. David Ugai, a volunteer from Woodbury, MN, for his commitment and dedication to … Continued

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Parker Family Receives Daily Point of Light Award for Work with Mercy Ships

Posted on February 5, 2019 /

As former President George H.W. Bush is laid to rest in Texas, his Points of Light organization honors a family that has committed their lives to serving those in great need. Dr. Gary Parker, his wife, Susan, and their children, Carys and Wesley, have received the Daily Point of Light Award, which celebrates the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world.

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World Maritime Day marks 40 years of sailing for Mercy Ships

Posted on September 27, 2018 /

Mercy Ships recognizes the critical role of maritime crew to their past and future success to provide free surgeries and healthcare training in the world’s middle and low income countries Garden Valley, September 27, 2018:  On World Maritime Day, Mercy Ships recognizes the critical role of maritime crew in the history of the global charity … Continued

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Mercy Ships Names American Nurse as Hospital Director of the Africa Mercy

Posted on March 28, 2018 /

Nathan Claus to serve as director of hospital for international charity Lindale, TX, March 26, 2018—Mercy Ships, a global nonprofit that provides life-saving surgeries in some of the world’s poorest countries, announced today that Nathan Claus has been appointed hospital director of the Africa Mercy, effective April 1, 2018. In his new position, he will … Continued

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30,000th Free Surgery Provided Onboard the Africa Mercy

Posted on December 6, 2017 /

Volunteer surgeons on world’s largest private hospital ship reach milestone this week, celebrated on International Volunteer Day Cameroon, Africa, December 5, 2017 — This International Volunteer Day marks two incredible milestones onboard the floating hospital ship the Africa Mercy, currently docked in Cameroon. Volunteer ophthalmic surgeon from Tyler, Texas Dr. Glenn Strauss performed the 30,000th … Continued

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First Costa Group Volunteer onboard the Africa Mercy

Posted on July 6, 2017 /

Mercy Ships and Costa Group have reached a key milestone in their recently announced cooperation by kicking-off a joint volunteer program supporting the hospital ship Africa Mercy. For a total of four months, the first Costa Group volunteer Tomislav Zubovic will serve as an engineer on board to support the ship’s staff and pass on his seafaring experiences gained with companies like AIDA.

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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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