Pioneering Technology

Posted on October 10, 2017 /

Screening patients for surgery with the Africa Mercy comes with its challenges. Each year thousands of local people, who have been suffering with numerous conditions, can spend days waiting in line with the hope of being selected for life-saving surgery.

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Preparing to receive first patients in Cameroon

Posted on August 25, 2017 /

The Africa Mercy has arrived in Cameroon The world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, operated by Mercy Ships, has docked in the port city of Douala, Cameroon, to begin a season of service to this Central African nation. Over the next ten months, Mercy Ships will provide free specialized surgeries and healthcare services … 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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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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