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

Impacted for a life-time

When Amy Cleary arrived for the first day of her new job she knew it wasn’t going to be like any other job she’d ever had. More than 3,500 people queued patiently in the hot sun, waiting to be seen by a doctor, hoping for a miracle. The Auckland … Read More

Africa Mercy delighted by royal visitor

Matamata nurse Glenys Gillingham converses with the Princess Royal. Princess Anne visited the world’s largest charity hospital ship in Sierra Leone recently as part of her tour of the West African country. Accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Princess visited the 16,000 tonne Africa … Read More

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