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Mercy Ships supports the Benin Ministry of Health in the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Cotonou, Benin, February 19, 2021

The Benin Ministry of Health today received a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) comprising 74,300 pieces worth 80 million CFA francs.

The government of Benin thanks Mercy Ships and the MSC Foundation for this support.
The donation was presented by Dr Pierre M’PELE, Director General of the Africa Office to Prof. Benjamin HOUNKPATIN, Minister of Health of Benin.

MSC Foundation Partners with Mercy Ships to support African Health Workers in Coronavirus fight

GENEVA SWITZERLAND, 29 JANUARY 2021 – In a gesture of solidarity, PPE shipments are in process of being sent to 11 partner nations by Mercy Ships in coordination with the charity’s European Distribution Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Shipments are destined for Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Mercy Ships 30 years in Africa

In October 2020, the most famous singers from Benin launched an African initiative #AfricaThanksMercyShips to express the gratitude of the African people for bringing hope, healing and transforming the lives of thousands of forgotten poor people in the last 30 years, December 1990 – December 2020. A blessed journey at the service of the others.

Global Mercy™ Announcement

COTONOU, BENIN – October 6, 2020 – Mercy Ships unveils its new hospital ship, the Global Mercy™, which will join the Africa Mercy, in service in Africa since 2007.  Dr. Pierre M’Pelé, Director of the Mercy Ships Africa Bureau, announces that the Global Mercy is scheduled to begin service in Africa in 2021 and relays the cry from the hearts of Africans who say “Thank you to Mercy Ships.”

UNGA Reception in NYC

NEW YORK (September 27, 2019) –  At a reception Wednesday hosted by Mercy Ships and the AfroChampions Initiative, African heads of state and prominent business leaders came together in support of the work Mercy Ships is doing to address the surgery crisis in Africa.