Category: Community Development and Training

  • 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 […]

  • 2016 12 Nov

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    A healthy diet is the first step to proper health: Mercy Ships Nutritional Agriculture Program

    A healthy diet is the first step to proper health: Mercy Ships Nutritional Agriculture Program

    The Mercy Ships Nutritional Agriculture Program (Food for Life) aims to increase the capacity of local agriculturists through sustainable farming and agropastoral practices. A healthy diet is the first step to proper health.  We recognize that people need more than just access to healthcare, but also access to nutritious food to obtain such health. Since […]

  • 2016 08 Nov

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    Meet our Partners: Sterile Processing Education Charitable Trust

    Meet our Partners: Sterile Processing Education Charitable Trust

    Sterile processing is a hot topic! Did you know the post-operative infection rate in West Africa is around 70%?* This means that people who are able to have surgery may die not from the surgery itself, but from an infection that could easily be prevented by sterilizing equipment properly. The GOOD news? We know some […]

  • 2016 06 Oct

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    What Does it Take to Save Someone’s Life?

    What Does it Take to Save Someone’s Life?

    What does it take to save someone’s life? This question came up a lot last week, as our first Medical Capacity Building course in Benin was all about protecting and saving the lives of mothers and babies through safer anesthesia. This course, SAFE Obstetric Anesthesia, focuses on obstetric anesthesia situations ranging from newborn resuscitation all […]

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