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A Glimmer of Hope

When Diacko was about three years old, his legs began to bow. Other kids made fun of him, and soon, even his own friends called him "the bowlegged boy."  It wasn't until the arrival of the #AfricaMercy in Senegal that Diacko's mom, Youma, began to feel a glimmer of...

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

For more than 40 years, the focus of Mercy Ships has been and continues to be bringing hope and healing to those we serve. For the past 30 years, Mercy Ships has concentrated its efforts in Africa. During those three decades, Mercy Ships worked together with countries...

Gamal Dental Clinic

In partnership and collaboration with Mercy Ships, dental students at Gamal University in Guinea began seeing patients in their newly-opened dental clinic. These clinical experiences are integral to students' training and provide vital hands-on experience that...

Fatou

Upon first glance, one might mistake two-year-old Fatou (right) and her four-month-old brother (left) for twins. Born with a cleft palate, Fatou has had difficulty feeding and has not received the proper nutrition a growing baby needs.  "I worried about what her...

Transportation and Maintenance Team

Transportation is one of those 'behind the scenes jobs' that many will only notice if something is not right," says team leader Manda Andriamanga. "We contribute to the overall Mercy Ships 'engine' by ensuring that our vehicles are maintained and available to...

Dr Glenn Strauss

Imagine a child whose life has been spent in shadows and darkness because of a simple cataract. For most people in developed nations, a quick trip to the ophthalmologist would resolve this issue, but for those who have little to no access to quality healthcare, their...

Building Capacity in Mercy Ships Maritime Crew

Even though the global pandemic has kept the Africa Mercy docked in the port of Granadilla Spain for extended annual maintenance, the maritime crew onboard ship are busier than ever. Recently, seven deckhands became Deck Ratings and four Deck Ratings became certified...

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