Leadership Transition in Mercy Ships Canada

Mercy Ships Canada is in the process of transitioning to a new Executive Director to meet the Board of Director’s future strategic direction. The Board recognized the need for a Succession Plan, given both the current National Director’s retirement plans and the exponential growth in future demands driven by the impending arrival of the new […]

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World Maritime Day Marks 40 Years of Sailing for Mercy Ships

PRESS RELEASE GARDEN VALLEY, TEXAS (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 On World Maritime Day, Mercy Ships recognizes the critical role of maritime crew in the history of the global charity and their future continued success. For 40 years, Mercy Ships has relied on maritime volunteers for the safe operation and maintenance of their hospital ships, safety of their crew […]

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HOPE Centre Renovations

The Hospital Out Patient Extention (HOPE) Centre is a facility that supports the hospital onboard the Africa Mercy. Its aim is to provide bed space, thus freeing up beds on-board the AFM, enabling more life-changing surgeries to take place. In order to serve remote populations more effectively, Mercy Ships establishes a HOPE Centre. The HOPE […]

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Guinea Recipe #1

We have arrived for our second field service in Guinea, and by the first day of surgery, there will be 27 Canadians serving on board! The advance team has done a great job of making connections and opening doors. We are sure to have another amazing field service – thanks to our crew and donors. […]

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Patient Evaluation Day 2018

At Mercy Ships first patient selection day we counted over 6,000 people who passed through the gates of our screening location in Conakry, Guinea.  It proved to be a challenging day, as crowds began to multiply before sunrise in hopes of relief from medical conditions rarely seen in any other setting. By His grace, the screening […]

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World’s largest charity hospital ship to spend ten months in Guinea

VICTORIA, BC AUGUST 13th 2018 – Medical charity Mercy Ships has docked in Conakry, Guinea to spend ten months providing free life-changing healthcare for the Guinean people. Mercy Ships plans to provide 2 to 2.5 thousand life-changing surgeries onboard, to treat over 8,000 at a land-based dental clinic as well as provide healthcare training to local […]

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3 Questions to ask about obstetric fistula

1. What is Obstetric Fistula? It’s the most heartbreaking condition you’ve never heard of. Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth-related injury, usually the result of obstructed labour when obstetric care is inaccessible. After a prolonged (multiple day) labour without medical care or access to an emergency caesarean section, a hole between the vagina and the bladder or rectum […]

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Mercy Ships on 60 Minutes

Scott Pelley from CBS 60 Minutes and the Africa Mercy crew tell the Mercy Ships story. CBS News: The following script is from “Africa Mercy” which aired on Feb. 17, 2013, and was rebroadcast on August 4, 2013. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Henry Schuster and Rachael Kun Morehouse, producers. Editor’s note: Since “Africa Mercy” first […]

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The National Post

B.C. nurse shares inspiring before-and-after photos from non-profit hospital ship Mercy Ships Canada volunteer, Nurse Katelyn Martinetti, is a shining example of how to use social platforms for good! Katelyn has done an awesome job telling the Mercy Ships story through Instagram, take a look at today’s article in the National Post

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The Royal College of Canadian Physicians and Surgeons

For the month of March, 2018 the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons highlighted Canadian Surgeons Dr. Sherif Emil and Dr. Etienne St-Louis from Montreal, Quebec throughout their journey onboard the Africa Mercy. Dr. Emil and Dr. St-Louis wrote dispatches which were published by the Royal College, McGill University and The Montreal Children’s hospital. These […]

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