Dakar, Senegal

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Africa Mercy departed Dakar ten weeks ahead of schedule in our 2019/2020 Senegal field service. Thankfully, partners from around the world still helped bring much needed healthcare to thousands of people in need this year!  Click HERE to see the field service results.  Readers are encouraged to visit our  […]

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Conakry, Guinea

Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85% of the population. Guinea’s people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, and the media, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken. Guinea’s economy is largely dependent on […]

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Ship in an Africa port

Zoom on Benin

Life expectancy is 61 years. High fertility rate with 5.7 children per woman. The literacy rate is low, at 41% (28% for women, 55% for men). 60% of adult women and 40% of adult men have never attended school. 0.5 hospital bed per 1,000 people. 0.06 physicians per 1,000 people (data from 2008). Benin is […]

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Republic of Cameroon

The Minister of Public Health informs the general public that upon invitation of the HEAD OF STATE H.E. Paul BIYA, that the international NGO Mercy Ships will carry out a Care Mission in Cameroon from 17 August 2017 to June 2018. This Humanitarian Mission is placed under the very High Patronage of the First Lady, […]

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