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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Hope Continues to Float this Easter

[:en]Easter represents new beginnings, fresh starts, hope and the journeys we go on to reach the next chapter in our lives, which can often be difficult. The journeys our patients go on are each unique but share a common thread of the need for health care, which in the countries we serve, is mostly inaccessible […]

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Finding More than Hope at the HOPE Centre

The HOPE (Hospital Out Patient Extension) Center is the Mercy Ships facility where we care for our patients before and after surgery. This allows the hospital to conduct more life changing surgeries by freeing up bed spaces. The patients and their caregivers stay at the HOPE Center while continuing to receive out-patient care and physical […]

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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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