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Mercy Ships is a story that is worth sharing! Thousands of lives are transformed through free surgery is an empowering message of hope. While Mercy Ships takes care of those in need, we invite you to give a voice to those who can’t speak for themselves. On this page you will find articles, photos, videos and coverage about our work.

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Senegal’s Minister of Health, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, is seen with Ministers of Health on the third day of the International Symposium hosted at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar, Sen, on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Safer Surgery by 2030: Medical Experts and Health Ministers Gather for Breakthrough Symposium in Senegal

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True North Marine (TNM) Helps Mercy Ships Plot a Course of Hope and Healing

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.

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Before and after of operating room in Madagascar
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Captain Mark Carew from Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Nurse Brian Drebert from Vancouver, BC meets the recipient of his blood donation
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After of Pierre - Cameroon
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After of Kaltoumi - Cameroon

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