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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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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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