Juliette’s Second Chance

[:en]Juliette’s journey to healing began before the Africa Mercy ever arrived in Madagascar. Many would say it was divine providence that connected her with Mercy Ships nurses Mirjam Plomp and Jasmin Biddell. They were on an advance team scouting Juliette’s town, Monrandava, as a potential patient screening location. It’s located nearby the famous avenue of […]

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What is Fistula?

[:en] What is Obstetric Fistula? Obstetric fistula is a devastating pregnancy-related disability that primarily affects young women from poor backgrounds. Fistula is usually the result of obstructed labour which means the baby does not exit the pelvis during childbirth due to being physically blocked. However, fistula is a preventable and mostly treatable condition. Obstructed labour […]

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Noely’s Shoelaces

[:en]Noely is a strong, proud Malagasy farmer. He owns a plot of land and raises coffee, pineapple and bananas to provide for his wife and only child. Agriculture is largely performed by hand in this island nation, and at 40 years of age Noely has devoted a lifetime of back-breaking work to barely make ends […]

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

[:en] Volunteers light up the decks of the Africa Mercy with their smiles and big hearts each and every day! It takes a lot of courage to sign up for any amount of time with Mercy Ships. Why? Individuals are raising their own funds to fly across the world, live in tight quarters aboard a ship […]

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Meet the Incredible Cook Danielle Andriaharilala

[:en]Welcome to the most delicious food in Toamasina, available exclusively at the Hospital OutPatient Extension (HOPE Center) Prepared and served by an incredible team of eleven cooks lead by Danielle Andriaharilala. With a patient and caregiver population over two hundred, along with the OBF Clinic and the Dental Team, Danielle and her crew produce over […]

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