Celebrating Senegal

13 May 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Africa Mercy departed Dakar ten weeks ahead of schedule in our 2019/2020 Senegal field service. Thankfully, partners from around the world still helped bring much needed healthcare to thousands of people in need this year!

Thanks to partners like you, 1,407 surgeries and 12,945 dental procedures were performed in Senegal! These numbers include:

543 Ophthalmic Surgeries

116 Orthopaedic Procedures

353 Maxillofacial Surgeries 

158 Plastic Reconstructive Surgeries

237 General Surgeries

In the Medical Capacity Program, 1,199 participants were trained, with 87 mentoring participants. 17 local hospitals received Safe Surgery training, and the Sangalkam Dentil Clinic was renovated as a HOPE Centre.

THANK YOU to all our partners who helped bring hope and healing to Senegal this field service!

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