“Mercy Ships: A Life at Sea for All the Right Reasons” – the Maritime Professional on Captain Tim

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To many around the world, Tim Tretheway will forever be remembered as their beloved ‘Captain Tim.’ As Maritime Professional says, “Captain Tim Tretheway’s selfless journey at sea spanned almost 30 years and helped to change literally hundreds of thousands of lives – for the better – in the process.” Read … Read More

“How Simon dismantled our comfort zone” – palliative care home visit

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Written by AFM photographer Ruben Plomp Edited by Kyle Siemens (former AFM media liaison) and Josh Callow (former AFM videographer)   It’s Thursday afternoon when the palliative care team heads out to the outskirts of Tamatave, Madagascar. Marris (USA), Yfke (NLD) and their translator Muriel are on their … Read More

“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

Dr. Andry, Orthopedic Surgeon, Surgical Mentoring Participant

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Madagascar, the fourth-largest island in the world, is home to over twenty-two million people. But there are only eight surgeons who specialize in orthopedics and traumatology. Most of them are located in the capital city, Antananarivo. In the port city of Tamatave, where the Mercy Ships is docked, … 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

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