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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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Seventy-Nine Perioperative Nurses Volunteer with Mercy Ships

Posted on November 7, 2016 /

During Perioperative Nurses Week, Mercy Ships recognizes critical role of nursing specialists onboard Garden Valley, TX, November 07, 2016: In the 10 months Mercy Ships is docked in Benin, West Africa, 79 perioperative nurses will volunteer onboard the world’s largest private floating hospital. During Perioperative Nurses Week, Mercy Ships recognizes these healthcare professionals for their … Continued

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Cargo Day

Posted on October 13, 2016 /

CARGO DAY on October 19: when the shipping and trading community embrace Mercy Ships Garden Valley, TX, October 13, 2016: October 19th is Cargo Day.  For the first time ever, the global shipping and trading community will work together during the Mercy Ships Cargo Day to raise support for Mercy Ships, a global nonprofit. Mercy … Continued

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Mercy Ships volunteer teachers mold the next generation of humanitarians

Posted on October 5, 2016 /

On World Teachers’ Day, Mercy Ships recognizes volunteer teachers who have taught more than 800 international students on its hospital ships since 1978 Garden Valley, Texas, October 5, 2016 — Kim Robinson has spent nearly nine years volunteering on the world’s largest private hospital ship, Africa Mercy, as a teacher in the Mercy Ships Academy. … Continued

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Legislation introduced to award Congressional Gold Medal to Mercy Ships President/Founder Don Stephens

Posted on September 29, 2016 /

Addressing a vast global need for surgical care, Stephens uses hospital ships to transform lives Highlights Congressman Gohmert introduces legislation to award Stephens a Congressional Gold Medal. Mercy Ships delivers free healthcare to people without access, while training local healthcare professionals. Mercy Ships has provided more than 82,000 life-changing surgeries, directly impacting more than 2.5 … Continued

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Mercy Ships Returns to Post-Ebola West Africa

Posted on August 22, 2016 /

Mercy Ships just docked in Cotonou, Benin, with the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest private hospital ship. Volunteer crew will provide surgeries and healthcare training for the next ten months. August 22, 2016, Cotonou, Benin: Mercy Ships returned to Benin for a 10-month field service that had been delayed since 2014 due to the Ebola … Continued

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Mercy Ships: Once-Shunned Students Return to School

Posted on August 19, 2016 /

On World Humanitarian Day, Mercy Ships celebrates students in Africa who can return to school because they received surgeries to remove tumors, straighten crooked feet, repair cleft lips or correct other maladies that once made them outcasts. August 19, 2016: Garden Valley, TX:  On this World Humanitarian Day, Mercy Ships celebrates helping students go back … Continued

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