medical capacity building

Medical Capacity Building in Liberia

Canadian team member Ms. Annick Sylvestre, on secondment to Mercy Ships part of the Country Engagement Team (CET) – Operations Liaison, provides an update on Mercy Ships recent medical capacity building work in Liberia. Through the Africa Mercy had to depart Africa in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Ships partnerships and programs have […]

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Dr. Patricia Eyoup Sen, an ophthalmic surgeon

Heroes of Healthcare: Dr. Patricia Eyoup Sen Brings a New Vision to Cameroon

Through the capacity building program, Mercy Ships works together with government officials and local medical professionals to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Africa – and has been doing so for more than 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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Education E learning

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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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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The Gamal Dental Clinic in Guinea

The beginning of a partnership in Guinea In May 2018, the Gamal Abdul Nasser University in Conakry expressed the need for a dedicated space for student clinical training at its dental school – the only one in Guinea. Previous dental students graduated without proper clinical experience – a vital aspect for practical education and training, decreasing […]

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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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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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