Two milestones were marked on-board the floating hospital ship the Africa Mercy, currently docked in Cameroon, this week – the same week in which organisations all over the world celebrated the UN’s International Volunteer Day.

US ophthalmic surgeon, Dr Glenn Strauss, performed the 30,000th surgery on the ship, 10 years after he performed the very first surgery onboard the Africa Mercy, operated by Mercy Ships, in 2007.

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