Tag: #healthcare

  • 2017 04 May

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    Nicole’s Praise

    Nicole’s Praise

    “When I gave birth to Dorkas, she was a healthy baby,” recalled Nicole. “But the problems started soon after.” As she watched her firstborn constantly squinting, she became concerned. “I started to wonder what this could be,” she said. Her fears were confirmed and multiplied when, three years later, a new baby named Anna was […]

  • 2017 09 Mar

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    Leopold Gets A Clear Vision Of The Future

    Leopold Gets A Clear Vision Of The Future

    “I couldn’t see anything. They had to take my hand for me to go the bathroom, to use the shower. I couldn’t do anything by myself.” Leopold waved his hands as he spoke, adding, “I always had to depend on somebody else.”  Two years ago, cataracts began to cloud Leopold’s vision. Soon, they took over […]

  • 2016 02 Dec

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    Mary’s Story

    Mary’s Story

    Mary had endured years of her classmates’ taunting. “Bag face, bag face, bag face,” they shouted. A tumor covered her right eye, billowing over half her face. It made one side of her face droop down, and, as a result, Mary always looked sad. Day after day, the 14-year-old came home crying, tears trickling out […]

  • 2016 15 Aug

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    Specialty Focus: Medical Capacity Building

    Specialty Focus: Medical Capacity Building

    Mercy Ships is always looking to put itself out of a job: how wonderful would it be if every country we visited had enough safe operating rooms, trained medical staff, and reliable equipment so that patients didn’t need to wait years for treatment on board? With this dream in mind, our Medical Capacity Building (MCB) […]

  • 2016 21 Jul

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    Specialty Focus: Dental

    Specialty Focus: Dental

    While Mercy Ships is known for its hospital and surgical procedures, another program we facilitate is our off-ship dental clinic. Screenings are conducted twice a week where people can line up and those who need it most are selected for dental procedures. Dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants travel to and from the ship five days […]

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