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“A big thing about capacity building is training individual workers in different skills, but also training them to train others,” said Dr. John. “So that when we leave, they can continue scaling up that work.” The Africa MercyⓇ and her crew have been offering direct care and training for years. But now with the completion of the newer and larger Global MercyⓇ, the Mercy Ships capacity for both surgery and mentoring will more than double.
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Rotterdam, Netherlands - 15 March 2022: The 37,000-gt Global Mercy was welcomed in Rotterdam, Netherlands over the last two weeks as the ship opened its doors to the public and global dignitaries for tours before it will begin active service in June in Dakar, Senegal - the first of many missions in the next 50 years on the African continent.
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DAKAR, SENEGAL, 24 February 2022. The first patient to undergo surgical treatment on Africa Mercy® since its return to Africa has been welcomed aboard. Docked in the autonomous port of Dakar since February 1st this floating hospital has resumed its original mission to provide free surgeries and medical training on the continent after a 22-month pause caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DAKAR SENEGAL, 2 February 2022 - The President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency Mr Macky SALL is pleased to announce that the Africa Mercy has returned as promised to continue the surgical operations and training that were interrupted in March 2020 by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ship's presence is expected to last until November 2022.
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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 15 December 2021 – This month MSC Group and Mercy Ships are celebrating a unique ten-year partnership focused on bringing hope and healing in Africa.
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Brazzaville, Congo - June 03, 2021 - The International Non-Governmental Organization Mercy Ships, in partnership with the MSC Foundation, today handed over a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Republic of Congo.
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For more than 30 years, Mercy Ships has been invited to multiple countries on the continent and worked side by side with many different African people. On Africa Day, we want to thank these nations and people for their hospitality, partnership, and friendship. We also want to take the opportunity to share what Africa Day is really about. Mercy Ships Africa Bureau Director Dr. Pierre M’Pelé, originally from the Congo, brings a unique perspective to the table. Hear what Africa Day means to him and why we should celebrate in our Q&A below.
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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.
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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.