Meet the Crew: Orthopaedic Operating Team

Dr. Frank and Kathleen Haydon have led our orthopedic operating team aboard the Africa Mercy since 2009. Dr. Frank is our lead orthopedic surgeon while Kathleen is an operating room nurse and the orthopedic operating room team leader. “The first year we came in was much more intense,” shares Kathleen. “We brought with us what […]

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What is Noma?

Noma. “happily most people in the world won’t know what that word means. That’s a credit to the health care systems across the world and the nutrition improvements that have happened in so many places. But in the remaining very, very poor countries where malnutrition is a major issue as it is here in Madagascar, […]

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Food for Life Seed Project

During the month of February 2016, the Food for Life (FFL) Program was able to be a blessing in the lives of very poor community farmers living in Arivonimamo. This community is 45km from Antananarivo where the training site is located. The community farmers attend a church called “Shalom” which is pastored by Pastor Andriamanasitefy. […]

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hospital ship Africa Mercy Dispatch # 1: The end of the earth

[:fr]L’Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants Centre universitaire de santé McGill: Mercredi, Mars 2, 2016 – 10:59 Dépêche no 1 : Le bout de la terre Le 27 février 2016 : S’il fallait désigner un endroit dans le monde comme étant « le bout de la terre », Madagascar serait un bon candidat. J’ai quitté Montréal le 24 février […]

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Saying Thanks to Joanne Thibault

For the past five months we have reaped the benefits of having Joanne Thibault as an (almost) full-time volunteer here in our Mercy Ships Canada office. Alumni members will remember Joanne as a crew member, Communication Team Writer and Engineering Administrator during her three years of service on board the Africa Mercy. Joanne served in […]

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Zakael, 10 years

[:fr]À partir de la gauche, le Dr John Rowland (USA), le Dr Gary Parker (US) et Melissa Faber (GB) enlèvent la tumeur de Zakael. D’après le Dr Rowland, bien que le kyste ne fut visible que lorsque Zakael avait 1 an, il était probablement déjà présent à la naissance. « Vous souvenez-vous de lui avec […]

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Meet our International Crew: Dr. Michelle White

Dr. Michelle White, an anesthetist from the United Kingdom, first heard about Mercy Ships in the 1990’s as a medical student in Bristol. She had an opportunity to tour the Anastasis and she thought, “this would be a really cool place to work. One day I would love to work here.” Still needing to finish […]

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