Dr. Andry, Orthopedic Surgeon, Surgical Mentoring Participant

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Madagascar, the fourth-largest island in the world, is home to over twenty-two million people. But there are only eight surgeons who specialize in orthopedics and traumatology. Most of them are located in the capital city, Antananarivo. In the port city of Tamatave, where the Mercy Ships is docked, … Read More

NZ Nursing Review – ‘A Day in the Life of a Mercy Ship Nurse’ (Kiwi Sue Clynes)

Have you ever wondered what a Mercy Ships nurse (such as kiwi OR nurse/maxillofacial team leader Sue Clynes) does at 5.45 a.m (“My alarm chirps and I quickly turn it off before it disturbs my husband John … After breakfast I head back to my cabin, take my antimalarial … Read More

Flower pots and pigs feet

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What do shoelaces, clay pots, pigs trotters and dozens of dedicated Madagascan doctors have in common? There have been some very strange goings-on in the Africa Mercy‘s E Ward in recent months; curious contraptions holding shoe-lace-like things, synthetic skin, and pigs’ trotters. There was material laid over flower pots which held … Read More

Hope for the Littlest

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This month the Africa Mercy is returning to Madagascar; a desperately needy nation with 3.6 million children aged under five years. Of those children, 82% are living below the poverty line – existing on less than $2.25 per day to cover all their needs; food, education, clothing and housing. With a … Read More

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