medical capacity building

Medical Capacity Building in Liberia

Canadian team member Ms. Annick Sylvestre, on secondment to Mercy Ships part of the Country Engagement Team (CET) – Operations Liaison, provides an update on Mercy Ships recent medical capacity building work in Liberia. Through the Africa Mercy had to depart Africa in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Ships partnerships and programs have […]

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Dr Pierre M'Pelé

Celebrating Africa Day with Dr. Pierre M’Pelé: “We have to believe in Africa”

For more than 30 years, Mercy Ships has been invited to multiple countries on the continent and worked side by side with many different African people. On Africa Day, we want to thank these nations and people for their hospitality, partnership, and friendship. We also want to take the opportunity to share what Africa Day […]

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Dr. Patricia Eyoup Sen, an ophthalmic surgeon

Heroes of Healthcare: Dr. Patricia Eyoup Sen Brings a New Vision to Cameroon

Through the capacity building program, Mercy Ships works together with government officials and local medical professionals to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Africa – and has been doing so for more than 30 years. In that time, Mercy Ships has been introduced to countless talented medical professionals who bring hope and healing to their communities […]

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Programme « Food for Life » au Sénégal

Mercy Ships Food for Life Program: Changing Lives in Senegal, One at a Time

Mercy Ships has long been committed to strengthening health systems and providing direct medical services through surgical intervention onboard our hospital ships. But did you know, Mercy Ships is also dedicated to whole person care? Since 1997, Mercy Ships has provided education to help participants rebuild, restore, and renew their land and communities through organic […]

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Sharing Hope Together on World Health Day

On April 7, people around the world celebrate World Health Day by amplifying this year’s theme: building a healthier, fairer world. It’s a mission that strikes a particularly resonant chord with Mercy Ships. We are founded on the belief that everyone deserves safe, timely, and affordable surgery. For more than 40 years, we have been […]

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Story of Ly Chiek

Lasting Impact in Action: Ly Cheick’s Story

Ly Cheick, a 24-year-old Guinean student, was in the prime of life with plenty of dreams for the future. However, he had a problem — one that was only getting worse over time. He had noticed a bump growing in his mouth that was becoming more and more visible. In 2020, after a recommendation from […]

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HEROES OF HEALTHCARE: Professor Raphiou Diallo

Our Heroes of Healthcare series features incredible medical professionals spanning the continent of Africa. From Benin’s first Reconstructive Plastic surgeon to an inspiring biomedical engineer technician, this series highlights the outstanding men and women who are changing the healthcare landscape in their countries. Today, we bring you the story of Professor Raphiou Diallo, a maxillofacial […]

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Charting the Seas Ahead

It goes without saying 2020 turned out very differently than we all expected. COVID-19 has changed the world we live in, affecting everything from a routine trip to the grocery store – that often involves forgetting your mask in the car – to attending a child’s hockey practice at the local arena (if hockey is […]

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Three Important Tenets to International Development

Happy International Development Week! Is everyone else as excited about this as I am? Probably not, but that’s okay. 🙂 I’ve known  I wanted to work in international development  since I was a teenager. It’s what I studied in university, it’s where I focused my volunteer efforts and it was what I read/thought/talked about for […]

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What is the Checklist?

If you’ve had surgery in the last decade you may recall being asked several times on the day of surgery questions like what is your name, what are you here for today, and do you have any allergies.   When I was asked these questions a few years ago before undergoing shoulder surgery, I wondered to myself “Shouldn’t […]

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