HEROES OF HEALTHCARE: EMMANUEL ESSAH

Through the medical capacity building program, Mercy Ships works hand-in-hand with partnering nations and local medical professionals to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Africa – and has been doing so for almost 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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The Gamal Dental Clinic in Guinea

The beginning of a partnership in Guinea In May 2018, the Gamal Abdul Nasser University in Conakry expressed the need for a dedicated space for student clinical training at its dental school – the only one in Guinea. Previous dental students graduated without proper clinical experience – a vital aspect for practical education and training, decreasing […]

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A ‘One-of-a-Kind’ Hospital Ship

The deployment of the USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort in recent months to American cities overwhelmed by COVID-19 has made people increasingly aware of the important role hospital ships can play in providing critical medical care in times of crisis. What remains much less known is the ongoing global surgery crisis that sees 5 billion […]

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Helping Restore Smiles for 26 Years and Counting

Dental hygienist Robbie Lerma and her husband have served with Mercy Ships for twenty-six years! Robbie is the Dental Team Supervisor onboard the hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. Why is Mercy Ships so addictive? Robbie says, “Well, it’s nice that I don’t have to cook if I don’t want to.” It’s true. She forgot to […]

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The Big Impact of Small Investments

Mercy Ships would be nothing without our amazing partners, donors and volunteers. Thanks to the support of people all over the world, we have provided care to over 2.5 million people in 37 years, visiting 587 ports since Mercy Ships was founded in 1978. Each country we visit is unique, as are the people and […]

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