National Volunteer Week 2019

Supporting and transforming lives of children, families and communities in the world’s poorest nations would not be possible without volunteers. In the United Nations Development Goals that Canada and other nations have committed to achieving by 2030, there is not one goal that does not involve volunteers. Globally, volunteerism is one of the key factors […]

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7 Packing Tips for Volunteers

[:en] Packing tips for Canadians headed to the Africa Mercy suggested by the crew who know what comes in handy, and/or have found themselves in a pickle once or twice!   1. If your headed to the ship long-term or are taking part in the sail to a new country, invest in a hammock. They can be hung […]

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Cecelia’s Story

For half her life, a hernia had restricted 10-year old Cecelia. She stayed close to home and could not run and climb with the other village children. Her mother Sidonie carried her daughter’s schoolbag and walked her to school every day. Any strain or weight-bearing activity was just too much for the little girl. Then […]

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The Secret World of the Sterile Processing Department

The Secret World of the Sterile Processing Department – onboard the Africa Mercy  Surgeries are the major focus of work on the Africa Mercy. How do all those instruments get cleaned and sterilized? The Sterile Processing Department on Deck 3 is below the water level, on the same floor as the OR. It is rather a […]

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The Africa Mercy’s 2014-2015 Field Service

On August 26th the Africa Mercy will arrive in Cotonou, Benin to begin her 2014-2015 field service! Benin is considered one of the most stable and safest countries in the region, with a recent history of peaceful transitions between governments through democratic elections, and a progressive government striving to modernise the country and eradicate poverty. […]

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