Volunteer Irik Mallie

Irik Mallie Starts a New Journey and Makes His Mark as Chief Engineer of the Global Mercy

The Mercy Ships community onboard our hospital ships is like none other. Our volunteer crew bring their unique skills and vibrant life experiences from around the world to serve the people who need it most. It’s about so much more than a professional title. It’s about bringing all that you are – both in and […]

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Day of the Seafarer

On June 25th we celebrate Day of the Seafarer, and we want to show our deep appreciation for the maritime community. We especially want to acknowledge the unique contributions of seafarers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic – their work keeps global supply chains open, often at significant personal cost. We offer our support to all crew […]

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HEROES OF HEALTHCARE: Professor Raphiou Diallo

Our Heroes of Healthcare series features incredible medical professionals spanning the continent of Africa. From Benin’s first Reconstructive Plastic surgeon to an inspiring biomedical engineer technician, this series highlights the outstanding men and women who are changing the healthcare landscape in their countries. Today, we bring you the story of Professor Raphiou Diallo, a maxillofacial […]

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HEROES OF HEALTHCARE: Emmanuel Essah

Through the medical capacity building program, Mercy Ships works hand-in-hand with partnering nations and local medical professionals to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Africa – and has been doing so for almost 30 years. In that time, Mercy Ships has been introduced to countless talented medical professionals who bring hope and healing to their communities […]

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Alain-Michel Sékula Introduced as the Chair of the Board of Directors

Mr. Sékula assumes this role following a highly successful and decorated career in insurance and financial services, which includes an appointment as National Vice-President, Business Development with Desjardins Group – one of the largest cooperative financial institutions in the world. He has also successively held several executive positions with other prestigious companies such as Chubb […]

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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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Day Crew in Senegal Take Action Together to Battle COVID-19

In each field service Mercy Ships hires local day crew to work on the Africa Mercy and in every other Mercy Ships operational site to help our mission of bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor. Our programs could not be delivered without the support of our day crew. While there is a vast number of […]

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National Volunteer Week 2018

[:en] Volunteers…Mercy Ships wouldn’t be Mercy Ships without them!  Each year Mercy Ships Canada says bon voyage to over a hundred volunteers from across the country as they depart for the Africa Mercy. Volunteers pay their own way and give their time to help make the mission of Mercy Ships possible. We are in awe of their dedication, […]

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10 Questions with Erin Muyres

[:en] Nurse Erin Muyres from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, has volunteered multiple times with Mercy Ships. We recently caught up with Erin to ask her a few questions… What went through your mind when you walked up the Africa Mercy’s gangway for the first time? It was a dream come true. I couldn’t believe I was finally seeing […]

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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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