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Don Stephens, Founder of Mercy Ships, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from African Dignitaries at The Visionary Leaders Annual Summit
Safer Surgery by 2030: Medical Experts and Health Ministers Gather for Breakthrough Symposium in Senegal
True North Marine (TNM) Helps Mercy Ships Plot a Course of Hope and Healing
WASHINGTON DC, USA December 15, 2022 – A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Don Stephens, founder of Mercy Ships this past weekend at the opening event of the GE7 Africa Visionary Leaders Annual Summit, held in Washington DC. This award was presented by H.E. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation of Government of Egypt.
Dakar, SENEGAL – 12 May 2022. Following a three-day International Symposium bringing together medical experts from 29 African countries, Ministers of Health from around Africa converged in an historic moment to draft a clear path towards wider and safer access to surgical care in Africa by 2030.
The Global Mercy was designed by Stena RoRo and, once in operation in 2022, will be the first purpose-built vessel operated by Mercy Ships and the largest civilian hospital ship in the world. Joining her sister ship, the Africa Mercy, the Global Mercy will extend the reach and impact of Mercy Ships for the next 50 years.
Teaching someone to fish: the false dichotomy of relief and development
We often construct a similar dichotomy in global health, pitting relief against development, and assuming only one should happen. For many valid reasons, that one is development. It’s a reductionistic view of global health, and it can leave patients behind. Yes, systems must develop, for sure, but in the meantime, what happens to patients while they’re developing?
DAKAR, Senegal, June 06, 2022/ In the midst of celebrations around the arrival of the Global Mercy™ to Senegal, training has already begun by the
H.E. President Macky Sall leads inauguration of the world’s largest purpose-built hospital ship, the Global Mercy™
DAKAR, Senegal, May 31, 2022/APO Group/ H.E. President of Senegal Macky Sall has inaugurated the world’s largest purpose-built hospital ship and committed to accelerate access
Canadian volunteers prepare to serve West Africa onboard one of the world’s largest civilian hospital ships
World’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Global Mercy®, to arrive soon in Antwerp with Canadian Volunteers
The Global Mercy, the new-built ship of Mercy Ships, completed its journey through the Suez Canal free of charge and will dock in the Port
A 7-month-old patient receives the 100,000th free surgical procedure given by Mercy Ships volunteers.
Canadian volunteers will help provide free surgeries and training onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.
Mercy Ships Canada joins a community of over 240 organizations committed to operational excellence
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