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Mercy Ships and Guinea

“In our 2018-2019 field service in Guinea, over 10,000 individual patients have been direct beneficiaries of our projects. We are grateful to the many partners who have joined with us and enabled these services to be offered. We want to recognize that our patients are also partners in this work of transformative change. We honour their courage, their determination, and their full participation in this work. It is my sincere hope that as patients return home and integrate back into community and society; that the lasting impact of this restorative change will continue to ripple out into their families, communities, and the entire nation of Guinea.”

Nathan ClausHospital Director, Africa Mercy
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Mercy Ships and Guinea

“In our 2018-2019 field service in Guinea, over 10,000 individual patients have been direct beneficiaries of our projects. We are grateful to the many partners who have joined with us and enabled these services to be offered. We want to recognize that our patients are also partners in this work of transformative change. We honour their courage, their determination, and their full participation in this work. It is my sincere hope that as patients return home and integrate back into community and society; that the lasting impact of this restorative change will continue to ripple out into their families, communities, and the entire nation of Guinea.”

Nathan ClausHospital Director, Africa Mercy
1,254

Professionals trained

41,000

Dental procedures

2,442

Surgeries

Dental Partner Unit Mentoring Program (PUMP)

Mercy Ships largest dental project to date took place in Conakry, in partnership with Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry. The Dental Project and the Dental PUMP training project were fully integrated this field service, even piloting a new initiative – fabricating high quality dentures.

Renovations and equipping allow the school to have an eight-chair student dental clinic, a three-chair student faculty dental clinic, a dental simulation lab, administrative offices for the dental school, and a dental laboratory.

Mercy Ships also provided the necessary dental equipment and the biomedical training for eight local people to expertly maintain and repair the equipment.

Mentoring was provided for 13 dentists and dental school staff and a total of 71 dental students.

Mercy Ships leaves the sustainable impact of a fully functioning clinic for integration into the dental college curriculum.

Dental Partner Unit Mentoring Program (PUMP)

Mercy Ships largest dental project to date took place in Conakry, in partnership with Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry. The Dental Project and the Dental PUMP training project were fully integrated this field service, even piloting a new initiative – fabricating high quality dentures.

Renovations and equipping allow the school to have an eight-chair student dental clinic, a three-chair student faculty dental clinic, a dental simulation lab, administrative offices for the dental school, and a dental laboratory.

Mercy Ships also provided the necessary dental equipment and the biomedical training for eight local people to expertly maintain and repair the equipment.

Mentoring was provided for 13 dentists and dental school staff and a total of 71 dental students.

Mercy Ships leaves the sustainable impact of a fully functioning clinic for integration into the dental college curriculum.

Partnership for Health

Partnership for Health

“Mercy Ships is committed to bringing hope and healing by offering free specialized surgeries and medical training. In Guinea, this important work would not have been possible without our dedicated volunteer crew and the local Day Crew who joined us to serve their nation with tireless devotion.

The Africa Mercy arrived in the Port of Conakry on 11 August 2018 for our fourth mission to Guinea. During the ten-month field service, Mercy Ships offered direct medical serves and medical capacity building programs, with support of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene and other local partners. Services not only benefited thousands of individuals directly, but will also boost national healthcare development and the entire nation.”

“Mercy Ships is committed to bringing hope and healing by offering free specialized surgeries and medical training. In Guinea, this important work would not have been possible without our dedicated volunteer crew and the local Day Crew who joined us to serve their nation with tireless devotion.

The Africa Mercy arrived in the Port of Conakry on 11 August 2018 for our fourth mission to Guinea. During the ten-month field service, Mercy Ships offered direct medical serves and medical capacity building programs, with support of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene and other local partners. Services not only benefited thousands of individuals directly, but will also boost national healthcare development and the entire nation.”

Warrie BlackburnManaging Director, Africa Mercy
Warrie BlackburnManaging Director, Africa Mercy
  • Mentoring

    155 local professionals participated in our mentoring programs (illustrated in pie chart).

  • Training

    1,099 people participated in our various courses to further their skills in their area of expertise (illustrated in graph).

  • 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.

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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.