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Mercy Ships and Cameroon

The Africa Mercy arrived in the Port of Douala in August 2017 to partner with Cameroon for the first time! During the ten-month field service, Mercy Ships offered direct medical services and provided medical capacity building programs for Cameroonian health professionals. Our volunteer experts completed over 2,500 surgeries! These services not only benefited thousands of individuals directly, but also boosted national healthcare development for the entire nation!

Mercy Ships and Cameroon

The Africa Mercy arrived in the Port of Douala in August 2017 to partner with Cameroon for the first time! During the ten-month field service, Mercy Ships offered direct medical services and provided medical capacity building programs for Cameroonian health professionals. Our volunteer experts completed over 2,500 surgeries! These services not only benefited thousands of individuals directly, but also boosted national healthcare development for the entire nation!

1,564

Professionals trained

8,859

Dental procedures

2,746

Surgeries

Biomedical Training Center

The training site at Laquintinie Hospital was renovated by Mercy Ships with a vision to create a National Centre of Excellence for Biomedical training in Cameroon. A local contractor was hired to renovate the biomedical storage facility. Both of the Mercy Ships biomedical technician courses took place at this site.

Biomedical Technician Courses

In partnership with Medical Aid International UK, two biomedical technician training courses were offered in partnership with six different hospitals in Douala. The first training course had 10 participants from four hospitals, while the second course had 13 participants from nine hospitals.  By offering  training, Mercy Ships aimed to equip biomedical technicians with the knowledge necessary to keep Cameroonian hospitals sustainably functional.

Biomedical Training Center

The training site at Laquintinie Hospital was renovated by Mercy Ships with a vision to create a National Centre of Excellence for Biomedical training in Cameroon. A local contractor was hired to renovate the biomedical storage facility. Both of the Mercy Ships biomedical technician courses took place at this site.

Biomedical Technician Courses

In partnership with Medical Aid International UK, two biomedical technician training courses were offered in partnership with six different hospitals in Douala. The first training course had 10 participants from four hospitals, while the second course had 13 participants from nine hospitals.  By offering  training, Mercy Ships aimed to equip biomedical technicians with the knowledge necessary to keep Cameroonian hospitals sustainably functional.

Partnership for Health

Partnership for Health

“Mercy Ships partnered with the Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon to provide a variety of capacity building programs. In this regard, the personnel from the health facilities of the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Defense and some denominational hospitals, benefited from this short-term training aimed at strengthening surgical capacity and improving access to safe, affordable and timely surgery.”

“Mercy Ships partnered with the Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon to provide a variety of capacity building programs. In this regard, the personnel from the health facilities of the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Defense and some denominational hospitals, benefited from this short-term training aimed at strengthening surgical capacity and improving access to safe, affordable and timely surgery.”

Kirstie RandallMedical Capacity Building Director
  • Mentoring

    89 local professionals participated in our mentoring programs.

  • Training

    1,475 people participated in our various courses to further their skills in their area of expertise.

  • Lasting Impact

    Mercy Ships has developed practical and relevant capacity-building projects that demonstrate and impart knowledge, skills, and a compassionate, professional attitude to each participant.

Who We Are

Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships is a global faith-based charity that uses hospital ships and volunteer professionals to deliver free specialized surgical care and medical training to build the local healthcare systems with our host nations, focusing in Africa.

Medical Training

Mercy Ships offers free training designed to empower healthcare workers and strengthen local healthcare systems. Instruction is specific to the unique needs of our host nation and planned in collaboration with the National Ministry of Health.

How We Help

Mercy Ships comes alongside our host nation with volunteer professionals to address the immediate surgical needs of a nation, simultaneously training local healthcare workers, and collaboratively building healthcare infrastructure. This approach empowers our host’s sustainable progress and continued development.

Who We Are

Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships is a global faith-based charity that uses hospital ships and volunteer professionals to deliver free specialized surgical care and medical training to build the local healthcare systems with our host nations, focusing in Africa.

Medical Training

Mercy Ships offers free training designed to empower healthcare workers and strengthen local healthcare systems. Instruction is specific to the unique needs of our host nation and planned in collaboration with the National Ministry of Health.

How We Help

Mercy Ships comes alongside our host nation with volunteer professionals to address the immediate surgical needs of a nation, simultaneously training local healthcare workers, and collaboratively building healthcare infrastructure. This approach empowers our host’s sustainable progress and continued development.

Ask Us Anything

We are excited to share our story with you. We believe that a successful collaboration is based on mutual trust. By being transparent with local media and organizations and inviting them to learn more about our mission, we hope to build strong partnerships that will help us achieve our goals.

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Ask Us Anything

We are excited to share our story with you. We believe that a successful collaboration is based on mutual trust. By being transparent with local media and organizations and inviting them to learn more about our mission, we hope to build strong partnerships that will help us achieve our goals.

For this purpose, we have selected for you the most important facts and figures about Mercy Ships.

If you have any questions, please contact us using this form. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

 Get in Touch

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Please be aware, we’re not taking any referrals through this form. Referrals through messages or email will not be received. Any other message we will try to respond to ASAP.