Our volunteer nurse, Ria, found Elina, a six-year-old little girl, hidden in between the bushes near our hospital ship and could hardly believe what she was seeing. While she was gently trying to get this little girl to come out, she saw the infected wounds she had and got to know her heartbreaking story.
A long journey to recovery:
For Elina to properly recover, her wounds had to be cleaned and she would need numerous surgeries, including skin grafts, physical therapy and a long rehabilitation. All these factors made it so that her case was something Mercy Ships usually is … Continue reading
Businesses and Companies decide to cooperate with us when they become acquainted of the work we do from Ships of Hope throughout our hospital ship Africa Mercy. These companies decide to help us broadcasting what we do and contributing with their help and collaboration, that sometimes is translated in goods and services or in an economic way.
This is the case of Global Ports Holding, the greatest cruise port operator of the world, with current presence in the Mediterranean, Asia-Pacific and the Caribbean.
They sponsor sports events as the Mitja Marató in Barcelona, that will take place next … Continue reading
There is no question that the views from Mount Manengouba in Cameroon are beautiful. However, for sisters Salamatou and Mariama, those sights were the only ones they had ever seen. Both suffering with crippling deformities, they had never left the village where they were born.
Journey to recovery
Because the girls did not have access to proper nutrition growing up, Salamatou and Mariama developed a condition known as windswept legs. The bones in their legs grew crooked and twisted.
The malformation made it difficult for them to walk, or even attend school.
“I was worried about their future,” recalled Mymoona, … Continue reading
On behalf of Mercy Ships we want to say Thank you very much for all your support throughout this year 2018 in bringing hope and health to the nations in which we serve!
Some facts about what has been achieved in Cameroon and Guinea Conakry this year through our ship “Africa Mercy” and the volunteers who collaborate in different areas:
• More than 2,300 surgical procedures have been performed.
• More than 10,000 people have received dental treatment.
• More than 1,300 health care professionals have participated in the various training programs taught by our staff to local … Continue reading
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