Surgeries Begin in Dakar!

Surgeries Begin in Dakar

On September 10th, the first patients of the Mercy Ships 2019-20 field service walked up the gangway and were admitted to the hospital wards in Dakar, Senegal!

The first patient admitted for surgery was little Saliou, who was born with a cleft lip. Thanks to generous Mercy Ships partners and dedicated volunteers, Saliou received the free surgery he needed through the Maxillofacial Program. With attentive post operative care, he is now recovering onboard the Africa Mercy, before heading home with a renewed future.

Saliou is only one of thousands of patients who will receive a free, life-transforming surgery onboard the Africa Mercy this year in Senegal. Serving in Dakar from August 2019 to June 2020, Mercy Ships hopes to provide 1,200 to 1,700 life-transforming surgeries onboard the Africa Mercy, treat over 4,000 people at a land-based clinic, and provide training to hundreds of local healthcare professionals. All of this will be provided at no cost to the recipients, and will help to improve the overall healthcare system in Senegal.

Click here to learn more about the 2019-20 field service in Senegal

Mission Madagascar

The Africa Mercy Arrives in Madagascar to Bring Hope and Healing Anew

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. 

Patient Vanya

Reuniting with Vanya, Years After Surgery

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.


Kadidja: A Future as Bright as her Smile

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.

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