Glitz, Glam, AAFA American Image Awards Benefit Mercy Ships

Posted on June 7, 2016 /

For the second year in a row, Mercy Ships benefited as charity partner of the American Apparel & Footwear Association at its annual American Image Awards (AIA) held in May in New York City. The partnership has increased both funding and awareness to support Mercy Ships efforts to strengthen healthcare systems in Africa. “AAFA is … Continued

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AAFA Image Awards to Benefit Mercy Ships

Posted on May 16, 2016 /

Proceeds from gala to provide patient care and healthcare training in Africa via the world’s largest private hospital ship Africa Mercy May 16, 2016 – New York: For the second year in a row, Mercy Ships, a global organization committed to providing the world’s impoverished with free, basic healthcare and life-changing medical surgeries, will benefit … Continued

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Woman Waits 32 Years for Tumor Removal

Posted on May 11, 2016 /

On International Nurses Day, Mercy Ships recognizes the sacrifice and dedication of nurses who serve onboard the Africa Mercy hospital ship providing care to patients with no other medical option May 11, 2016 – Toamasina, Madagascar:  Since 1978, volunteer nurses have cared for patients in over 81,000 surgeries onboard the hospital ships operated by Mercy … Continued

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A Comparison. Why we do what we do.

Posted on February 10, 2016 /

Marta Chase loved taking care of the babies with cleft lips and cleft palates during her time onboard the Africa Mercy as an ICU ward nurse in Madagascar.

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Cardo’s Bright Future

Posted on February 10, 2016 /

Cardo’s mother discovered early in her baby’s life that something was wrong. Local doctors diagnosed him with a hernia, a protrusion of tissue through the surrounding muscle of his groin. They said they could perform a corrective surgery, but it would be very expensive. As a single mother with three children, Cardo’s mother couldn’t afford such an operation.

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Mercy Ships Returns to Madagascar

Posted on August 31, 2015 /

Mercy Ships has arrived in Toamasina, Madagascar, where the volunteer crew onboard the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, will continue to provide free specialized surgeries and mentoring and training for health care professionals. Three major Malagasy telecommunications companies will help fund transportation costs for patients coming to the hospital ship with the launch of a Premium SMS number.

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A Fist Bump For Fandresena

Posted on July 22, 2015 / ,

When I met five-year-old Fandresena he couldn’t use his right hand to give me a fist bump – a popular greeting similar in meaning to a high five. Two years earlier the cheeky little boy was caught in a house fire that severely burned his right hand.

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A New View of Scars

Posted on July 22, 2015 / ,

Three years ago, Windy was sleeping at home. Alone. The electricity had gone out, so a candle had been lit instead. Unfortunately, the candle was too close to the mosquito net that enclosed Windy.

Hot, merciless flames created the story that we now see.

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