Food for Life Seed Project

During the month of February 2016, the Food for Life (FFL) Program was able to be a blessing in the lives of very poor community farmers living in Arivonimamo. This community is 45km from Antananarivo where the training site is located. The community farmers attend a church called “Shalom” which is pastored by Pastor Andriamanasitefy. […]

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What is the Checklist?

If you’ve had surgery in the last decade you may recall being asked several times on the day of surgery questions like what is your name, what are you here for today, and do you have any allergies.   When I was asked these questions a few years ago before undergoing shoulder surgery, I wondered to myself “Shouldn’t […]

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Meet Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Andry

Madagascar, the fourth-largest island in the world, is home to over twenty-two million people. But there are only eight surgeons who specialize in orthopedics and traumatology. Most of them are located in the capital city, Antananarivo. In the port city of Tamatave, where the Mercy Ships is docked, Dr. Randrianirina Andry is the only orthopedic […]

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Food for Life: Preventing Illness in Africa

“Good food equals good health, and that’s what we are all about” – Ken Winbark, Mercy Ships Agriculture program Administrator What is the Mercy Ships Food for Life Program? Since 1997, the Mercy Ships Food for Life program improves general health through teaching sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and animal husbandry. Participants discover significantly improved methods of food […]

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