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

Return to West Africa

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After two-years’ service in Madagascar, the mercy ship Africa Mercy is programmed to return to West Africa. Protocols were signed with the West African nation of Benin late last year and the hospital ship will return to the port of Cotonou in August 2016. Mercy Ships last visited Benin in 2009 and this … Read More

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