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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Partner with Mercy Ships Canada on Giving Tuesday

Join us on December 1st for the 8th annual GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together to support favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part […]

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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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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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Nicole’s Praise

[:en]“When I gave birth to Dorkas, she was a healthy baby,” recalled Nicole. “But the problems started soon after.” As she watched her firstborn constantly squinting, she became concerned. “I started to wonder what this could be,” she said. Her fears were confirmed and multiplied when, three years later, a new baby named Anna was […]

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Leopold Gets A Clear Vision Of The Future

[:en]“I couldn’t see anything. They had to take my hand for me to go the bathroom, to use the shower. I couldn’t do anything by myself.” Leopold waved his hands as he spoke, adding, “I always had to depend on somebody else.”  Two years ago, cataracts began to cloud Leopold’s vision. Soon, they took over […]

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Mary’s Story

[:en]Mary had endured years of her classmates’ taunting. “Bag face, bag face, bag face,” they shouted. A tumor covered her right eye, billowing over half her face. It made one side of her face droop down, and, as a result, Mary always looked sad. Day after day, the 14-year-old came home crying, tears trickling out […]

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Specialty Focus: Medical Capacity Building

[:en]Mercy Ships is always looking to put itself out of a job: how wonderful would it be if every country we visited had enough safe operating rooms, trained medical staff, and reliable equipment so that patients didn’t need to wait years for treatment on board? With this dream in mind, our Medical Capacity Building (MCB) […]

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Specialty Focus: Dental

[:en]While Mercy Ships is known for its hospital and surgical procedures, another program we facilitate is our off-ship dental clinic. Screenings are conducted twice a week where people can line up and those who need it most are selected for dental procedures. Dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants travel to and from the ship five days […]

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Juliette’s Second Chance

[:en]Juliette’s journey to healing began before the Africa Mercy ever arrived in Madagascar. Many would say it was divine providence that connected her with Mercy Ships nurses Mirjam Plomp and Jasmin Biddell. They were on an advance team scouting Juliette’s town, Monrandava, as a potential patient screening location. It’s located nearby the famous avenue of […]

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