The HOPE Centre is Now Open!
Today the Hospital Out Patient Extension (HOPE) Centre in Cameroon opened its doors to patients and caregivers. We can’t wait to see the transformation that this space will help make in people’s lives. The HOPE Centre has been 100% funded by you, our Canadian donors! Take a look at the before and after photographs and stay tuned for more exciting news to come in September.
Transforming the HOPE Centre has been quite the journey. What once was a tired and derelict space is now a bright and welcoming home away from home for our patients! With five facilitators and 40 day crew, running the Centre is no small feat. For many patients – some of whom travel for hours or even days to reach us – their stay here often bookends their Mercy Ships story.
Compared to other field services, this year’s HOPE Centre will have almost double the capacity! When filled with patients we will now have 220 spaces at one time.
“This year our Center is larger because the Cameroonian government has requested that we see patients from every region of the country” – Martha Rodriguez, HOPE Centre Manager.
With ninety percent of patients coming from up country, we will have the opportunity to support a diverse range of people from some of the nation’s most remote locations.
We look forward to welcoming the thousands of patients who will pass through these doors; thousands of lives to be changed, thousands of stories to be told and thousands of smiles to be shared as our work in Cameroon begins!
Thank you for your continued support!
Freshly refitted hospital ship, the upgraded Africa Mercy® has arrived at the island nation to build on the charity’s longstanding collaboration and will provide specialized surgeries in various fields, including maxillofacial and ear nose and throat, general, pediatric specialized general, pediatric orthopedic, cataract surgery, and reconstructive plastics.
In 2015, in an operating room on board the Africa Mercy while docked in Madagascar, the course of Vanya’s life changed.
Years have now passed since Vanya’s journey toward healing. In the time since, her improved ability to walk allowed her to return to school, where she loved studying environmental science and learning about the world around her.
Darryl Anderson shares his thank you message after Christmas to express his gratitude for your support and dedication to our mission.
At Mercy Ships Canada, we serve those who have lost hope, bringing healing and transformation. Our volunteers, inspired by their faith, work selflessly to perform surgeries that renew not only bodies but also faith and hope. This Christmas, be a part of the miracle by making a donation to Mercy Ships Canada. Your contribution will help renew faith and offer a second chance at life. Together, we can make a significant impact on those who have suffered for too long.
Our journey continues, and we’re excited to have you by our side as we embark on new adventures of compassion and change.
The last time Catherine Conteh saw the deeply familiar smile in front of her in Freetown, it was under dramatically different circumstances. Learn more about Aly’s act of kindness!