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A Promised Fulfilled: The Africa Mercy® Returns to Senegal

A Promised Fulfilled: The Africa Mercy® Returns to Senegal

February 1, 2022 marked a long-awaited moment for Mercy Ships patients and partners across the globe. The Africa Mercy® hospital ship returned to West Africa, bringing hope and healing as she docked once again in the port of Dakar, Senegal. This return follows a...

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Mercy Ships Announces Next Field Service in Senegal

Mercy Ships Announces Next Field Service in Senegal

Mercy Ships is overjoyed to share that in early 2022, the Africa Mercy® will return to a beloved port – Dakar, Senegal. By invitation of Senegal’s government, led by President H.E. Macky Sall, Mercy Ships will continue this partnership and return to bring hope and...

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Surgery Ship – S2:E8 Taking The Helm

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michelle White travels to Lakossa to help train Beninese medics while Australian medic Nick Veltjens mentors local physiotherapist Melchior in the Ponseti method of treating club feet. Featured patients include Howefassi – a woman with a...

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Surgery Ship – S2:E7 The Frontline

Featured patients include Rachidi – a teenage boy with a severe burn left untreated for 14 years, Clement – a local paediatrician who has been unable to work since a failed reconstructive surgery left his mouth disfigured, and Juvincia – a young malnourished girl with...

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Surgery Ship – S2:E6 The Long Road Home

The screening team travels up country to remote areas of Benin to find patients who need help, like Faith – a young girl from Kandi with severe bilateral bowed legs, Jonas from Ghana who had surgery on the ship 10 years earlier but his facial tumour has grown back,...

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Surgery Ship – S2:E5 Blood and Water

Maimouna’s journey to the ship is dramatic as ship doctor Nerida, who operated on Maimouna four years ago, travels to Guinea which has only recently been cleared of Ebola to find Maimouna and bring her back to the ship for critical surgery. Lighter moments are told in...

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