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The Impact of Timely Dental Care: Ibrahim’s Story

A simple toothache that went untreated turned into a much larger problem for 13-year-old Ibrahim, who lives in a region of Sierra Leone with no practicing dentists.

Ibrahim contracted a dental infection that, without treatment, spread to his jawbone, causing the side of his face to protrude beyond his jawline.

A double portion of blessings for Emmanuel

Emmanuel was the first patient to receive surgery on board the Global Mercy in Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a small tumour started growing over the years, it lead him to believe he would live with the condition for the rest of his life.