It was a birthday he’ll never forget. On the morning of his 20th birthday, Cire was wheeled into the operating theatre to finally get rid of the tumour on his face.
To top it off, Cire’s care team threw him a belated celebration the following day! “It felt like getting an extra gift,” Cire said. “I was grateful for the surgery and then they gave me this celebration, I was so happy.”
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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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