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Finding Purpose: Deb’s Mercy Ships Story

Finding Purpose: Deb’s Mercy Ships Story

Deb Duff’s journey as a Mercy Ships volunteer has been full of unpredictable starts and stops. In fact, it started with a stop, when she found out her job in Australia was going to be eliminated. Deb had been working for 25 years, and she’d been thinking about taking...

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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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The Africa Mercy returns to Dakar to resume surgery

The Africa Mercy returns to Dakar to resume surgery

DAKAR SENEGAL, 2 February 2022: The President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency Mr Macky SALL is pleased to announce that the Africa Mercy has returned as promised to continue the surgical operations and training that were interrupted in March 2020 by the...

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Setting up a Brand New Hospital: Deddy’s Mercy Ships Story

Setting up a Brand New Hospital: Deddy’s Mercy Ships Story

Embarking on a volunteer journey with Mercy Ships fulfilled a lifelong dream for Deddy, an operating theatre nurse from the Netherlands. “I always wanted to go to Africa since I was little. I had already told my parents, ‘I want to be a nurse,’” she said. Coming on...

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Partnering to Reduce the Burden of Disease

Partnering to Reduce the Burden of Disease

A patient was brought into the operating theatre at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. It was a child with a cleft palate. Dr. Chris Kapeshi, the senior maxillofacial surgeon in the country, stepped aside to allow his visitor, Mercy Ships volunteer...

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