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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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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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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Give your Dad a Gift that will Light up his Life this Father’s Day!

[:en]Yikes! Father’s Day is just around the corner and who could forget to honour that one guy who has been there for you every day? Do another pair of socks, BBQ mitts or chocolates cause your Dad to sigh? Give him something that can really light up his life! Mercy Ships Canada is building a HOPE […]

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Our Friendship With Vololonirina

This is the story of a patient who made it her mission to bless us.  Our friendship with Vololonirina began in November 2014 when a free surgery onboard the Africa Mercy removed the facial tumor that had plagued her for thirty-two years. The growth had severely damaged her self-esteem. She says, “Every time I used the […]

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Banay’s Story: Restoration

In a house in Madagascar, a 12-year old girl puts on her swimming suit, but doesn’t go swimming. Banay dreams of jumping into the sea, but feels too embarrassed to leave her home. Her cleft lip makes her feel ugly. Her older brother, Theo, says she is always touching her nose. When asked why, Banay […]

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An End and a New Beginning to Sambany’s Journey

[:en]It was a journey that would take 6 Mercy-Shippers braving around 33 miles and 5 days through rivers and rice fields, hiking up and down approximately 2,500 feet of altitude, driving through mud, canoeing, and much more – but the outcome was worth it. The ‘Fellowship of Sambany’ (as these crew members called themselves) accompanied […]

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A New Nose And A New Heart For Mioty

Mercy Ships patients are not the only ones who experience transformed lives. Crew members create treasured memories of heart-lifting and heart-breaking moments. Ward Nurse Heather Morehouse shares a special story: “To The Terror Of A 5-Year-Old In Bed D9 … You Have Changed My Life” When you first arrived on the ward, I saw your […]

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Nothing To Hide: Salestine’s Story

She arrived at our gates barefoot. She didn’t have enough money to buy shoes. The dust covering her feet bore witness to how hard they had worked. They had seen the three a.m. stars in her home village, and they had walked ten long hours. She couldn’t afford a boat ride. After a few more […]

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