“Crewing a ship of medical mercy” – The Wairoa Star on kiwi volunteer housekeeper Adrienne Andresen

  Housekeepers are essential to the running of our hospital ship. As Wairoa resident Adrienne Andresen told the Wairoa Star, “Without it being clean, it can’t do the work it needs to do.” Every one of our hundreds of crew members would completely agree. Having already volunteered twice … Read More

Retired Royal New Zealand Navy commander featured in North & South magazine

The hospital of the Africa Mercy is situated inside a ship. Without the hard work and skill of our dedicated seamen, our ship (and thus the hospital) would sink, double meaning intended. They are a crucial reason we are able to bring hope and healing to the forgotten … Read More

NZ Nursing Review – ‘A Day in the Life of a Mercy Ship Nurse’ (Kiwi Sue Clynes)

Have you ever wondered what a Mercy Ships nurse (such as kiwi OR nurse/maxillofacial team leader Sue Clynes) does at 5.45 a.m (“My alarm chirps and I quickly turn it off before it disturbs my husband John … After breakfast I head back to my cabin, take my antimalarial … Read More

Hope Reborn

Ushering new life into this world is a joy Rae Leach encounters on an almost daily basis. The Auckland Midwife also has a special place in her heart for new Mums; a tenderness that lead her on a mission of compassionate to the other side of the world. … Read More

Akissi’s Story

She was married at 16. Akissi’s hard life as a farmer’s wife changed for the worse two years later when her first pregnancy ended in a still birth. Already heart-broken over her lost child, Akissi was injured during the delivery. She suffered an obstetric fistula, which left her … Read More

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