Nurses, nurses, nurses

Rose Kargbo studied nursing at university in the United States, after fleeing with her family from her home country of Liberia during the civil war. Her father was a doctor and her inspiration. His compassion and dedication to his patients showed Rose how to really care for the whole person and not just their medical condition.

Even during her nursing studies, something inside of Rose yearned to return to West Africa and help needy people there. While working as a nurse in California, she came across an opportunity to volunteer on the hospital ship Africa Mercy in her birth region … Continue reading

Straighten those legs

Up until now the only option for a cure, for kids like little Fatiya who lives in Benin, was an aggressive surgery that the vast majority of families in his home country could not afford. Now local medical staff have been trained by Mercy Ships to apply the Ponseti method, developed by Dr. Ignasi Ponsetí Vives from Mallorca, which in many cases can completely eliminate the need for surgery. Continue reading