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The Africa Mercy Arrives in Senegal

Posted on August 15, 2019 /

    This month marks the second time that the Port of Dakar has welcomed a Mercy Ship to its shore. This time it is the Africa Mercy – the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, delivering free, safe surgical care. This floating hospital is staffed by over 400 volunteers, who give their expertise … Continued

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Mercy Ships signs Agreements To Return To Sierra Leone in Future

Posted on May 31, 2019 /

During an audience with His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone this week, the government and charity Mercy Ships signed both an Accord De Siege and a Protocol Agreement which begins a fresh working partnership based on a country engagement plan for 2019-2023.

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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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