Category: Crew and Staff

  • 2017 23 May

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    International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2017

    International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2017

    Today is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, but what exactly is Obstetric Fistula? Although it affects millions of women, few Canadians know about it because very few women in Canada are at risk of developing this heartbreaking condition. Obstetric Fistula, also known as Vesico-vaginal Fistula (VVF) is traumatizing. It is a child birth related injury […]

  • 2017 18 May

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    Meet our International Crew: Eye Surgeon Bob Burlingame

    Meet our International Crew: Eye Surgeon Bob Burlingame

    For Bob Burlingame, it took a book, a sermon, and of course, a ballgame.This eye surgeon from the USA had always been interested in medical missions, exploring various opportunities in the past. But it was only when he retired from his busy practice in the states that hewas able to start figuring out what was […]

  • 2017 26 Apr

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    Meet our Canadian Crew: Christina Fast

    Meet our Canadian Crew: Christina Fast

      Christina has always loved it, even as a kid. Cleaning. “I didn’t just dust around things on the shelves…I would move everything, I would dust it, and then I’d wipe it down with dust remover and put everything back just as it was. I had this passion for cleaning and organizing – but I […]

  • 2017 18 Apr

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    Meet our International Crew: Emelia Akyerefi

    Meet our International Crew: Emelia Akyerefi

    Emelia Akyerefi, a native of Ghana, first heard about the Africa Mercy in 2008. “My brother was serving onboard, and he spoke highly of it,” she says. Years later, he was still telling stories, still encouraging her to go. “But it wasn’t until late 2015 that I was sure the Lord was really telling me […]

  • 2017 10 Apr

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    Guest Post: Martha Rodriguez, HOPE Centre Manager

    Guest Post: Martha Rodriguez, HOPE Centre Manager

    The HOPE Center is a facility that supports the hospital on-board the Africa Mercy (AFM). Its aim is to provide bed space, thus freeing up beds on-board the AFM, enabling more life changing surgeries to take place. Our patients and caregivers usually come from the distant provinces and stay with us after their surgery until […]

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