Africa Mercy has been in ‘Dry Dock’ these last few weeks undergoing essential maintenance between services in Madagascar. Here’s a 90-second glimpse of the hard work that gets done when Africa Mercy is out of the water.
She simply didn’t recognise her husband as they passed on the jungle trail. Because without the 7.4 kg facial tumour, Sambany is a new man. It’s easy to see why Barazafy passed her own husband on the jungle path as he made the two-day walk home to his … Read More
It was the cloud’s silver lining for Nestore. He discovered a love for all things medical during his long recuperation. Nestore had walked for over two hours to get to the bus station in Madagascar. The walk was long and painful because of the club foot condition he … Read More
Ushering new life into this world is a joy Rae Leach encounters on an almost daily basis. The Auckland Midwife also has a special place in her heart for new Mums; a tenderness that lead her on a mission of compassionate to the other side of the world. … Read More
She was married at 16. Akissi’s hard life as a farmer’s wife changed for the worse two years later when her first pregnancy ended in a still birth. Already heart-broken over her lost child, Akissi was injured during the delivery. She suffered an obstetric fistula, which left her … Read More
When Amy Cleary arrived for the first day of her new job she knew it wasn’t going to be like any other job she’d ever had. More than 3,500 people queued patiently in the hot sun, waiting to be seen by a doctor, hoping for a miracle. The Auckland … Read More
Matamata nurse Glenys Gillingham converses with the Princess Royal. Princess Anne visited the world’s largest charity hospital ship in Sierra Leone recently as part of her tour of the West African country. Accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Princess visited the 16,000 tonne Africa … Read More
Liz Irwin comforts a 3 year old patient after a sight-giving operation Auckland nurse Liz Irwin has just completed her third tour of duty with Mercy Ships, volunteering in as many years while the Africa Mercy was located in the West African nations of Benin, Togo, and now … Read More