Building Capacity in Mercy Ships Maritime Crew

Eleven Africa Mercy crew from seven nations progress to Ratings and Able Seafarer certifications Even though the global pandemic has kept the Africa Mercy docked in the port of Granadilla Spain for extended annual maintenance, the maritime crew onboard ship are busier than ever. Recently, seven deckhands became Deck Ratings and four Deck Ratings became […]

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Mercy Ships Volunteer Nurses Mentor Local Healthcare Providers in Senegal

Nurse Mentoring has started on the Africa Mercy in the operating room, recovery room, and wards of the hospital, as well as in 2 local hospitals in Dakar. Since the ship arrived in September 2019, the Mercy Ships Nurse Mentoring team has been working hard to build relationships and gain trust with the local health […]

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(Français) Mercy Ships Cameroun : La santé passe inévitablement par les aliments sains

[:fr]MERCREDI 21 FÉVRIER 2018 / PAR EMMANUEL BATAMAG Monsieur Eliphaz Essah, Directeur du Programme « Food for Life » de Mercy Ships en collaboration avec CODAS Caritas d’Edéa, a organisé une Journée Porte Ouverte le 15 février 2018 au Site Agricole de Mercy Ships situé dans l’enceinte de l’Evêché d’Edéa. La qualité des produits exposés ne pouvait […]

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Gearing up to open the doors to the HOPE Centre

[:en]As the Africa Mercy Sails to Douala, Cameroon the Advance Team is on the ground working extremely hard to train day workers and prepare our land based facilities for the ship’s arrival. Are you curious where the Hospital Out Patient Extension (HOPE) Centre will be in Douala? Below are the site maps to where you can […]

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HOPE Centre Update Cameroon 2017

[:en]The 2017 Hospital Out-Patient Extension (HOPE) in Cameroon is almost complete thanks to your generosity and support!! We can’t wait to share with you the completed renovations, but until then, let us tell you more about the site history and what we have planned. What is the HOPE Centre? A non-clinical, temporary residence for patients […]

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Meet Benin’s First Female Surgeon: Dr. Odry Agbessi

[:en]“When I was 12, I saw a woman on TV … her suitor had burned her with acid. Her face had become fused to her neck, so she could never look a person in the eye.” Dr. Odry Agbessi mimics the condition, tucking her chin in close to her throat. “There was not one plastic […]

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Catching up with Jane: International Women’s Day 2017

[:en]Today on International Women’s Day we are celebrating women around the world who are being bold for change! We see a constant stream of strong, kind and successful women come and go from the Africa Mercy, and today I am honoring my friend Christina Fast, a Sterile Processing Educator, who has made safer surgery possible for […]

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Neonatal Resuscitation Course: Benin 2016

[:en] Seidjolo Quenum is six months pregnant with her second child. A native of West Africa, she acted as translator for the Neonatal Resuscitation course recently held onboard the Africa Mercy. “Maybe it’s because I am a mother,” she says, “But this course is vital! A baby is not like a car – you can’t […]

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A healthy diet is the first step to proper health: Mercy Ships Nutritional Agriculture Program

[:en] The Mercy Ships Nutritional Agriculture Program (Food for Life) aims to increase the capacity of local agriculturists through sustainable farming and agropastoral practices. A healthy diet is the first step to proper health.  We recognize that people need more than just access to healthcare, but also access to nutritious food to obtain such health. […]

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Meet our Partners: Sterile Processing Education Charitable Trust

[:en] Sterile processing is a hot topic! Did you know the post-operative infection rate in West Africa is around 70%?* This means that people who are able to have surgery may die not from the surgery itself, but from an infection that could easily be prevented by sterilizing equipment properly. The GOOD news? We know some people […]

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