Meet the Women Whose Lives You’ve Changed
These are women who have suffered for years in ways few of us will ever know – they are the Faces of Fistula. Thanks to generous donors and loving volunteers, our obstetric fistula (OBF) program was able to treat more than 300 women while the Africa Mercy served in Madagascar from 2014-2016.
If you don’t already, be sure to follow @MercyShipsCA on Instagram and check out the new account that’s been created especially for the week of May 15-23: @FacesofFistula. There are so many OBF patients whose lives have been changed on board our hospital ship that we want to feature as many of them as possible. @FacesOfFistula was developed to be able to feature beautiful dress ceremony portraits that illustrate their ‘before and after’ stories.
We want to raise awareness by inviting all viewers/followers to screenshot a patient from the @FacesofFistula gallery and support her by re-sharing it from their personal account page. Link back to @FacesofFistula and use the hashtag #MercyShips.
We are excited to celebrate our women’s health patients and the role you play in their journey!
In June 2022, more than 30 Senegalese healthcare professionals boarded the Global Mercy® to equip themselves with new skills that could save countless vulnerable young lives.
Now living in France, Léa works for Mercy Ships Canada remotely and “seized the opportunity” when the hospital ship Global Mercy came to Europe.
The Africa Celebration is a moment to pause and give thanks for 30 years of partnership, filled with stories of hope and healing.
The Africa Mercy® hospital ship returned to West Africa, bringing hope and healing as the vessel docked once again in the port of Dakar, Senegal.
Two years ago, when the Africa Mercy sailed from Senegal, hundreds of patients were left still waiting for their chance for surgery.
On February 1st, the ship returned to the port of Dakar to bring hope and healing to these patients and their families.
Canadian Annick Sylvestre, Country Engagement Team, Operations Liaison in Liberia, shares an update of recent activities in the country.