The Power of Yes and No
The hospital ship arrives in port Cotonou, Benin. The volunteer medics on board commence screening, surgeries are planned and the first patients begin treatment. The team faces mounting unrest in the crowd of thousands outside the screening centre and life or death decisions for the hopefuls inside. Featured patients include Julien – a young man with an enormous facial tumour that puts him in imminent danger of suffocation, Michel – a young boy who is initially turned away but in a dramatic turnaround is brought back to the ship for surgery, and Baby Patricia – a child with a cleft lip.