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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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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Meet our International Crew: Dr. Michelle White

Dr. Michelle White, an anesthetist from the United Kingdom, first heard about Mercy Ships in the 1990’s as a medical student in Bristol. She had an opportunity to tour the Anastasis and she thought, “this would be a really cool place to work. One day I would love to work here.” Still needing to finish […]

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Mercy Ships And The Peace Corps Help Babies Breathe

Every year, an estimated one million newborns die because they are unable to breathe. A large proportion of these deaths could have been prevented. Those sobering facts from the World Health Organization are the motivation for the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) course, an innovative initiative developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with […]

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Helping Restore Smiles for 26 Years and Counting

Dental hygienist Robbie Lerma and her husband have served with Mercy Ships for twenty-six years! Robbie is the Dental Team Supervisor onboard the hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. Why is Mercy Ships so addictive? Robbie says, “Well, it’s nice that I don’t have to cook if I don’t want to.” It’s true. She forgot to […]

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