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Episode 1

The Power of Yes and No
7.30pm AEST Tuesday 18 April on Nat Geo People

The first episode of The Surgery Ship is a powerful story of life and death as the hospital ship arrives in Cotonou, Benin.

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Episode 2

Skin Deep
7.30pm AEST Tuesday 25 April on Nat Geo People

The volunteer medics continue to select and treat extraordinary cases of medical need.

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About The Series

The Surgery Ship is a story about the intense ethical dilemmas faced by individual medics as they decide who they will help and who they will turn away, knowing that there is nowhere else for these people to go. Despite these complicated issues, The Surgery Ship is also a story about the every day heroism of both Africans and the volunteers and the human drive to rise above circumstances, to survive, and give the best of ourselves – even when there seems no end in sight.

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