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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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Surgery Ship – S2:E4 Gods And Monsters

Featured patients include Ramani – a devout Muslim man with a mysterious bone and tissue growth abnormality that deforms his face, Elizabeth – a 20 year old girl with a huge facial tumour her family believe is a voodoo curse, Viviane – a mother of 6 with a tumour of...

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Surgery Ship – S2:E3 Sea Change

Volunteers encounter a young baby, Prunel, whose mother has been ostracised because of her child’s ‘curse’.  Featured patients also include Bignon – another baby this time with both a cleft lip and palate who is dangerously malnourished, and Barthelimy – a man with a...

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Surgery Ship – S2:E2 Skin Deep

The volunteer medics continue to select and treat extraordinary cases of medical need. Featured patients include Ruth & Marina – two 5-year-old burns victims who become best friends on the ship, Miracle – a young boy with disfigured hands who longs to play drums...

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Surgery Ship – S2:E1 The Power Of Yes And No

The hospital ship arrives in port Cotonou, Benin. The volunteer medics on board commence screening, surgeries are planned and the first patients begin treatment. The team faces mounting unrest in the crowd of thousands outside the screening centre and life or death...

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