Heroes of Healthcare: Dr. David Ugai

“Every once in a while, my grandpa – a schoolteacher – would get a pliers and yank out someone’s aching tooth,” says Dr. David Ugai, recounting his grandparents’ experience as missionaries in present day Zimbabwe. “The funny thing is, my grandma never got gifts for...

How the Africa Mercy® is Keeping Patients Safe

Anchored in the port of Dakar, Senegal, the Africa Mercy® and her crew are reuniting with their mission to bring hope and healing. After years of preparation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the volunteers on board could not be more ready to welcome patients back on...

More Than a Tour: Are You Ready to Come On Board?

The moment you set foot on the gangway, immersive sights and sounds will transport you to a field service with Mercy Ships. An inviting stairway of hope will be climbed by over 150,000 patients. Every step a move towards transformation. Every step a foot closer to...

Partnering to Reduce the Burden of Disease

A patient was brought into the operating room at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. It was a child with a cleft palate. Dr. Chris Kapeshi, the senior maxillofacial surgeon in the country, stepped aside to allow his visitor, Mercy Ships volunteer ENT...

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