VIDEO: Imagine having 6000 people ahead of you in line to see the doctor!
Mercy Ships recently signed a collaborative agreement with the World Health Organization in the African Region, to improve surgery and anaesthesia services in Africa. The agreement aims to increase access to surgical care and build capacity of health workers to strengthen surgical care delivery systems. It was signed … Read More
Ebenezer couldn’t understand the sudden, horrendous pain in his feet that brought him to a halt. The little boy tried to brush away whatever was causing him agony, but the pain quickly spread to his hands. Ebenezer had stumbled into a hidden fire pit. … Read More
The tumour on Patrick’s chin was the largest ship surgeons had tackled to date. But the outbreak of a decade-long Civil War in Sierra Leone interrupted his follow-up treatment. The enormous growth began as a small lump on his chin when Patrick was a child. He endured … Read More
As the Africa Mercy was preparing to sail to Guinea in 2014, a horrific epidemic was declared in West Africa. An Ebola outbreak in the region made it impossible for the Mercy Ship to enter. The ship was diverted to Madagascar for two years. The people of Guinea, … Read More
Esther was full of charisma. The bright, bubbly six-year-old saw the joy in every situation. But Esther suffered with a windswept leg caused by rickets—a brittle bone condition that causes leg deformities. When children don’t get the nutrients they need at key stages of their growth, they can … Read More
For 10 years, Lydienne’s world grew darker … and darker … Slowly losing her eyesight from cataracts felt like a lifelong prison sentence for the 65-year-old seamstress. The blindness stole her independence because she was forced to rely on family members to be her eyes. Even simple walks … Read More