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Providing Medical Capacity Building Programs Through a Different Lens: Adapting to eLearning

When 2020 began, Mercy Ships had a full slate of our regular in-country medical training programs in the pipeline. Of course, like many others around the world, we had to adapt our plans when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out early in the year. We quickly realized that 2020 would look very different than we originally […]

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“They light up when I speak French”: How learning a foreign language helps to reach out and connect

Bonjour! It’s French Language Day, a day to reflect on the official language in most of the countries Mercy Ships visits. Lisa Benner from Castlegar, BC, during her time serving as French teacher in Guinea. After retuning from traveling and taking a job as a Grade 3 French Immersion teacher in Okotoks, Alberta, it wasn’t […]

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COVID-19 Safety Onboard a Mercy Ship

As Mercy Ships prepares to return our fleet to Africa, we’re also in the process of staffing both of our ships with an international crew. Our lifesaving, life-changing work wouldn’t be possible without incredible volunteers coming from around the world to serve onboard. Of course, we have had to adapt life onboard our ships to […]

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Story of Ly Chiek

Lasting Impact in Action: Ly Cheick’s Story

Ly Cheick, a 24-year-old Guinean student, was in the prime of life with plenty of dreams for the future. However, he had a problem — one that was only getting worse over time. He had noticed a bump growing in his mouth that was becoming more and more visible. In 2020, after a recommendation from […]

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Courageous Caregivers Who #ChooseToChallenge

The courage to challenge leads to change. This International Women’s Day we’re celebrating all the women who #ChooseToChallenge – volunteers, donors, and caregivers – leaving a lasting impact. In Sub-Saharan Africa, this is often demonstrated by courageous women who, despite overwhelming odds, have held onto hope that a brighter future is possible for their loved […]

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