‘Hospital Out’

[:en] Africa Mercy Hospital Director, Kirstie Randall, recently wrote about Mercy Ships time in Madagascar coming to an end. Kirstie’s message about love being at the centre of all that we do rings true in so many ways. Read an excerpt from Kirstie below. We all know what happens when you put a plant by […]

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Haingo’s Complete Transformation

[:en]Haingo was born in a tropical downpour.  Even in the hut’s dim light, the baby’s mother, Viviaby, could see that Haingo’s tiny mouth was slashed by a bilateral cleft lip. Viviaby’s joy turned to sadness. Her husband immediately rejected the newborn, saying, “In our family we don’t have babies like this!”  No one in their […]

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Meet the Women Whose Lives You’ve Changed

[:en]These are women who have suffered for years in ways few of us will ever know – they are the Faces of Fistula. Thanks to generous donors and loving volunteers, our OBF program was able to treat more than 300 women while the Africa Mercy served in Madagascar from 2014-2016. If you don’t already, be […]

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Fifalina: Pint-Sized Courage

[:en]The tiny ten-year-old struggled into the Mercy Ships admissions tent. Fifalina’s legs seemed to be slowly folding beneath her. They could no longer hold her erect. Her mother, Ludvine, says Fifalina’s legs were normal at birth. However, when Fifalina started to walk, she often fell, and Ludvine noticed that her legs began to curve. Fifalina’s […]

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National Nurses Week: an Interview with Jill Peacock

[:en]May 9th – 13th is National Nurses Week in Canada which also overlaps with International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12th. The Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every step of the way, emphasizes how important nurses are in our lives — at every age, in all health situations, for all […]

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René Starts Over

[:en] He does not know why his mother left him. René was just five years old when suddenly he had a “new family” and so many chores he was never able to attend school. He worked for his keep from that day forward. René remembers the moment a friend mentioned that his right eye looked […]

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A Lifetime of Hope for Paulinah

[:en] Five-month-old Paulinah, the sixth child in her family, was born with a large tumour (teratoma) on her behind.  Paulinah’s mother Florentine had a very difficult delivery with her. The baby’s head came out quickly but then she became stuck. The midwife was able to help her deliver the baby and when she emerged they saw the big […]

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