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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Mercy Ships Named Semifinalist for The 2016 Drucker Prize

Posted on August 12, 2016 /

Mercy Ships is recognized for nonprofit innovation which makes a meaningful difference in the lives of those they serve. Garden Valley, TX, August 12, 2016: Mercy Ships was named as one of the 50 semifinalists from 495 nonprofit applicants for The Drucker Prize, which will be awarded by The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University … Continued

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Minette’s Cinderella Story

Posted on July 27, 2016 /

Minette excitedly sat in the chair, patiently waiting as the hairstylist worked her magic. She could hardly believe this moment had arrived – the moment when someone wasn’t afraid to touch her and wanted to style her hair. An hour later she emerged with her braids perfectly in place, ready for a celebratory party that … Continued

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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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