Category: Community Development and Training

  • 2017 10 Aug

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    Gearing up to open the doors to the HOPE Centre

    Gearing up to open the doors to the HOPE Centre

    As the Africa Mercy Sails to Douala, Cameroon the Advance Team is on the ground working extremely hard to train day workers and prepare our land based facilities for the ship’s arrival. Are you curious where the Hospital Out Patient Extension (HOPE) Centre will be in Douala? Below are the site maps to where you can […]

  • 2017 06 Jul

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    HOPE Centre Update Cameroon 2017

    HOPE Centre Update Cameroon 2017

    The 2017 Hospital Out-Patient Extension (HOPE) in Cameroon is almost complete thanks to your generosity and support!! We can’t wait to share with you the completed renovations, but until then, let us tell you more about the site history and what we have planned. What is the HOPE Centre? A non-clinical, temporary residence for patients […]

  • 2017 05 Jul

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    Meet Benin’s First Female Surgeon: Dr. Odry Agbessi

    Meet Benin’s First Female Surgeon: Dr. Odry Agbessi

      “When I was 12, I saw a woman on TV … her suitor had burned her with acid. Her face had become fused to her neck, so she could never look a person in the eye.” Dr. Odry Agbessi mimics the condition, tucking her chin in close to her throat. “There was not one […]

  • 2017 08 Mar

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    Catching up with Jane: International Women’s Day 2017

    Catching up with Jane: International Women’s Day 2017

    Today on International Women’s Day we are celebrating women around the world who are being bold for change! We see a constant stream of strong, kind and successful women come and go from the Africa Mercy, and today I am honoring my friend Christina Fast, a Sterile Processing Educator, who has made safer surgery possible for […]

  • 2016 18 Nov

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    Neonatal Resuscitation Course: Benin 2016

    Neonatal Resuscitation Course: Benin 2016

    Seidjolo Quenum is six months pregnant with her second child. A native of West Africa, she acted as translator for the Neonatal Resuscitation course recently held onboard the Africa Mercy. “Maybe it’s because I am a mother,” she says, “But this course is vital! A baby is not like a car – you can’t learn […]

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