INSIDE THE ICU
on board the Global Mercy
Graeme Walls (Mercy Ships NZ Director) takes us on a personal tour of the ICU funded by New Zealand donors.
As the newest hospital ship in the Mercy Ships fleet prepares to sail to Senegal for the inaugural surgical field service, Graeme gives a huge thank-you to all the people that made this possible. Now it’s over to the volunteers to welcome the first patients on board as the crew put the hospital through its paces.
Bridging the anaesthesia gap
With 12 anaesthestists serving Guinea, West Africa’s 13 million people, a partnership to help strengthen local anaesthesia capacity was a logical step for Mercy Ships.
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Raising the bar for safe surgical care
Dr Juliette Tuakli explains why access to safe, timely, and affordable surgery is crucial for achieving ‘Health for All’ in Africa.
The false dichotomy of relief and development
Dr Mark Shrime advocates for a dual approach in strengthening surgical systems. With 2/3 of the world lacking access to surgical care, the complexity of the issue is highlighted, emphasizing the need for transformative change, partnership, and balanced efforts between relief and development.
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