Joan Kotze

Joan Kotze

“I like to encourage,” says Joan. “That’s me – I’m an encourager.” “Would you like to learn how to tie a suture?” says Joan Kotze (ZAF), winking at me from behind a makeshift operating table set up in E ward of the Africa Mercy. Dr. Romaric, a Beninise surgeon...
Isabelle’s Journey

Isabelle’s Journey

Isabelle lives in a small village in the mountainous center in the far north of Madagascar. The surrounding harsh terrain makes the area almost inaccessible, especially during the wet season when the dirt roads become mires of red mud. The 13-year-old loves her...

Isabelle’s Journey

Isabelle lives in a small village in the mountainous center in the far north of Madagascar. The surrounding harsh terrain makes the area almost inaccessible, especially during the wet season when the dirt roads become mires of red mud. The 13-year-old loves her...

Watch Episode 1 of this 8 part series on NatGeo on Saturday May 6, 2017 at 22:40 A unique hospital ship offering life saving surgery sets sail for the poorest of the poor in Africa. They have just one year to do the impossible – to provide the care these people...