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Our Newest Hospital Ship Prepares to Serve First Patients

Our Newest Hospital Ship Prepares to Serve First Patients

On board the Global Mercy, docked in Spain’s Canary Islands, there is an atmosphere of expectation. Ever since the new ship's construction was completed in mid-2021, she’s been getting ready to serve her very first patients. Day after day, her crew has been patiently...

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Empowered to Uplift Others: Partnering with Nurses in Senegal

Empowered to Uplift Others: Partnering with Nurses in Senegal

For Issa Deme, a paediatric nurse working in Dakar, Senegal, learning is a never-ending process. “Nursing — and the overall medical field — evolves, so you have to follow it,” he said. “You cannot stick with one technique or old habits.” So Issa didn’t hesitate when...

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Sterile Processing to Ensure Safe Surgery

Sterile Processing to Ensure Safe Surgery

Genevieve Dione works as an endoscopy technician in Dakar, Senegal. In her role, she’s long been incorporating elements of sterile processing, which involves cleaning, preparing, and storing medical devices. However, she’s lacked opportunities to deepen her knowledge...

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The Face of Hope and Healing: Elvis Ngwang’s Story

The Face of Hope and Healing: Elvis Ngwang’s Story

“We are bringing you to Dakar.” These were Elvis Ngwang’s absolute favourite words to tell patients in the months before the Africa Mercy® returned to Senegal. After leaving earlier than planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital ship’s return in early 2022...

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