Stepping Into A Brighter Future: Cecilia’s Story

[:en]With her fluffy pink dress and shiny shoes, three-year-old Cecilia is an undisputed princess—and no one is prouder of this ray of sunshine than her father, Emmanuel. She’s brimming with delightful energy, and Emmanuel is always one step behind her, ready to help her in the right direction. But, until recently, Cecilia needed more help […]

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Joyeux Noël From The Africa Mercy!

[:en] With December 25th right around the corner, “Christmas Cards” are filling mailboxes around the globe.  -So here is one from Cameroon! We wish you could be here with us… to celebrate with Cameroonians whose lives are being touched… to see the ship beautifully arrayed with fun new decorations sent from many corners of the […]

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Conquering Fear: Fanta’s Story

[:en]It’s hard to work if you’re a teacher who’s afraid of children, a jockey afraid of horses, or even a nurse afraid of surgery, like 44-year-old Fanta. Despite working in the medical field for over 17 years, Fanta was too frightened to undergo surgery to remove a 10-pound Lipoma tumor under her right arm. For […]

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Biomedical Training Graduation

[:en] Last week, on Thursday 14 December, 10 Biomedical Technicians from 4 different hospitals in Douala graduated! The Biomedical Technician Training project teaches participants proper repair and maintenance techniques of medical equipment. They received 8 weeks training in 3 blocks (3 weeks/2 weeks/3 weeks). The training was held within the newly refurbished Biomed workshop at […]

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A Letter from Mercy Ships Canada’s National Director Tim Maloney

[:en] To our faithful partners, It is with great gratitude that I reach out to you at this special time of year. 2017 has been a spectacular year for Mercy Ships Canada, and we truly could not have done it without you. 2017 began in Benin, West Africa, a severely underdeveloped country where healthcare remains […]

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30,000th free surgery provided onboard the africa mercy

[:en]Posted on December 6, 2017 / Press Volunteer surgeons on world’s largest private hospital ship reach milestone this week, celebrated on International Volunteer Day Cameroon, Africa, December 5, 2017 — This International Volunteer Day marks two incredible milestones onboard the floating hospital ship the Africa Mercy, currently docked in Cameroon. Volunteer ophthalmic surgeon from Tyler, […]

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