Specialty Focus: Plastics Surgeries

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  One of the specialties that Mercy Ships provides is Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Patients who are treated often suffer from burn scarring and contractures which severely limit their mobility and functionality so things like writing with a pencil or combing their hair can prove impossible prior to surgery … Read More

Mariette

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Click to watch on Vimeo (01:41) The mass grew for 30 years on Mariette’s back, finally reaching 4.5Kg (10lb). The size of a watermelon. It weighed heavy on Mariette’s body, mind and spirit. When she tried to play with local children, neighbours would tell the children “the monster … Read More

Ponseti Programme in Madagascar

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  Ponseti Coordinator, Australian Nick Veltjens, shares about the upcoming handover of the Mercy Ships club foot programme to our Malagasy partners: “We are very proud of our trainees. They have definitely become like family. The trainees have held their own screening and have started to treat their own patients … Read More

Sambany

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  Last year, Mercy Ships volunteer surgeons removed the largest tumour they had ever seen from a gentle 55-year-old man named Sambany. Sambany had walked for several days to get to the Africa Mercy berthed in Tamatave, Madagascar. Africa Mercy is the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, a modern … Read More

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