President Of Benin Visits The Africa Mercy

[:en]On Wednesday, 12 October 2016, the President of Benin, Patrice Talon – accompanied by SE Alassane Seidou, Minister of Health ; SE Adidjat Mathys, Ministre of Travel, of the Public Function and Social Affairs ; and M. Aurielien Agbenonci, Minister of Foreign Affairs – visited the Africa Mercy to meet with Don Stephens, Mercy Ships […]

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Caring For Elina

[:en]Six-year old Elina and her mother were coaxed out of the bushes. They had been waiting, undetected, for the crowds to thin at a medical screening center in Madagascar. After a Mercy Ships nurse named Ria invited Elina to come out of hiding, she discovered the disfiguring burns that covered a significant part of the […]

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Meet our Canadian Crew: Brenda and Carmen Yirka

[:en] When Carmen Yirka first considered a job with Mercy Ships 7 years ago, she asked the same question that most people ask: “Do I need to be a doctor?” Carmen, who studied in culinary school, was visiting a nearby church and speaking with Carol, a representative of Mercy Ships. Carol answered with something Carmen hadn’t […]

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Hope For Baby Israel

[:en] Sometimes, a picture is all you need to fall in love. When surgeries started in Benin in September, the Mercy Ships Canada office couldn’t wait to see the pictures of patients whose lives were transformed. When we received a picture of 8-month-old baby Israel, who the screening team met at the main screening center […]

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What Does it Take to Save Someone’s Life?

[:en]What does it take to save someone’s life? This question came up a lot last week, as our first Medical Capacity Building course in Benin was all about protecting and saving the lives of mothers and babies through safer anesthesia. This course, SAFE Obstetric Anesthesia, focuses on obstetric anesthesia situations ranging from newborn resuscitation all […]

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