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

Tax law recognises MSNZ

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On 24 February a tax bill granting recognition to Mercy Ships NZ received Royal assent. The passing into law of the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015-16, Research and Development, and Remedial Matters) Bill allows Mercy Ships New Zealand (MSNZ) to issue tax receipts for, all donations – including those designated for work … Read More

Focus on Benin

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  Africa Mercy’s next ‘Field service’ will (DV) be in Benin from August 2016 to June 2017. Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a West African kingdom that rose to prominence in about 1600 and over the next two and a half centuries became a regional … Read More

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