Making a real difference

Nurturing a young Togolese girl longing for life-changing surgery touched Tania Litherland in a profound way Changing the lives of the poor and desperately sick has been a dream that Orakei nurse Tania Litherland has nurtured since she was a student. Five years into her profession, Ms Litherland’s … Read More

Rotorua nurse shares right to sight

Thousands of Africa’s poor receive sight through free surgeries. Rotorua nurse Justine Crampton recently rolled up her sleeves and travelled to Togo, West Africa to volunteer her holidays joining the Mercy Ships eye team in providing these free surgeries. Ms Crampton is an ophthalmic nurse and familiar with … Read More

Trading flight wings for sea legs

As emergency nurse Michelle Baines looks over her early morning flight schedule, it’s a paradigm shift from her volunteer work in Africa with Mercy Ships. Ms Baines journaled an early start a world away; “This morning, as I sat eating breakfast – watching the local Beninese fishermen with … Read More

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