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The M/V Africa Mercy with 5 operating theatres, 82 hospital beds, x-ray, laboratory and CAT scan, is the world’s largest teaching hospital ship.

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Little Jaka fell into a cooking fire and miraculously survived, but her parents could not pay for the medical treatment, to prevent her arm sticking to her body.

Badly burned,
Jaka needed help!
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Mercy Ships is a non-profit working to make safe affordable surgery available in developing nations, where the lack of access causes one third of all preventable deaths.

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    Ousman was excited to receive the call from his sister saying that his niece had finally been born. However, that excitement quickly turned into heartache once he learned that baby Aminata had been born with a cleft lip. When he heard the distress in his sister’s voice, Ousman felt desperate …Read More »
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  • Djimby: A Grandmother’s Grace

    Djimby may be small, but she is nothing short of powerful. The 6-year-old’s strong will and independence come from her grandmother, Ndeye, whose example has helped instill these values into her granddaughter. But, Djimby’s strong personality can’t hide the painful condition that the young girl has had to endure most …Read More »

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