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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Noely’s Shoelaces

[:en]Noely is a strong, proud Malagasy farmer. He owns a plot of land and raises coffee, pineapple and bananas to provide for his wife and only child. Agriculture is largely performed by hand in this island nation, and at 40 years of age Noely has devoted a lifetime of back-breaking work to barely make ends […]

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Meet Mercy Ships Canada Board Member Dr. Sherif Emil

From our volunteers to our donors to our national office staff and board members, each individual plays an important role in making sure Mercy Ships stays afloat and is able to continue to provide free life changing health care to those in need. Mercy Ships Canada board member Dr. Sherif Emil recently spoke with CBC about his upcoming visit to Tamatave, Madagascar where […]

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