Heroes of Healthcare

Heroes of Healthcare

Professor Raphiou Diallo Meet one of our Heroes of Healthcare: Professor Raphiou Diallo. This maxillofacial surgeon from Guinea has partnered with Mercy Ships for more than 20 years. Between playing an instrumental role in drastically reducing cleft lip and palate...
Professor Raphiou Diall

Professor Raphiou Diall

Our Heroes of Healthcare series features incredible medical professionals spanning the continent of Africa. From Benin’s first Reconstructive Plastic surgeon to an inspiring biomedical engineer technician, this series highlights the outstanding men and women who are...
Heroes of Healthcare

Heroes of Healthcare

EMMANUEL ESSAH Through the medical capacity building program, Mercy Ships works hand-in-hand with partnering nations and local medical professionals to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Africa – and has been doing so for almost 30 years. In that time, Mercy...
Raising a Family on a Ship

Raising a Family on a Ship

Femi Adesanya, from Nigeria, works as the Bosun onboard the Africa Mercy. He says that after a long day at work, there is nothing better than coming home to his wife, Jennifer, and one-year-old daughter, Meghan. “I may have had a very busy or tiring day, but...
Food for Life

Food for Life

Eliphaz Essah, one of our dedicated crew members who heads our agriculture program, has been using this season to serve his community in Benin. “For a long time, I had been holding a vision to produce an instant infant feeding flour rich in protein that can be...