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Mercy Ships and Senegal

During the Africa Mercy’s eight-month stay, Mercy Ships provided care for all 14 regions of Senegal. Together, we performed over 1,400 life-changing surgeries onboard, treated over 5,500 dental patients at a land-based dental clinic outside of the Dakar area, as well as provided healthcare training to over 1,200 local healthcare professionals through one-on-one mentoring and internationally recognized courses.

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Thiès

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Fatick

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Kaolack

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Diourbel

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Kaffrine

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Louga

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Saint Louis

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Matam

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Tambacounda

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Kedougou

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Kolda

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Sedhiou

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Ziguinchor

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Dakar

Mercy Ships and Senegal

During the Africa Mercy’s eight-month stay, Mercy Ships provided care for all 14 regions of Senegal. Together, we performed over 1,400 life-changing surgeries onboard, treated over 5,500 dental patients at a land-based dental clinic outside of the Dakar area, as well as provided healthcare training to over 1,200 local healthcare professionals through one-on-one mentoring and internationally recognized courses.

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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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.

Our partnership with Senegal

Our partnership with Senegal

Mercy Ships is a global charity, which uses hospital ships to bring hope and healing to nations who are holistically building stronger healthcare systems. This supported the healthcare aspect of the country’s existing “Emerging Senegal” strategy.

The volunteer professionals of Mercy Ships have been honored to partner with Senegal’s health ministry by being able to offer immediate surgical intervention onboard the Africa Mercy, sharing advice and resources to build Senegal’s own capacity, and assisting the Minister of Health where we could in creating a dynamic national surgical plan. All of Mercy Ships services were offered in Senegal at no cost.

Mercy Ships is a global charity, which uses hospital ships to bring hope and healing to nations who are holistically building stronger healthcare systems. This supported the healthcare aspect of the country’s existing “Emerging Senegal” strategy.

The volunteer professionals of Mercy Ships have been honored to partner with Senegal’s health ministry by being able to offer immediate surgical intervention onboard the Africa Mercy, sharing advice and resources to build Senegal’s own capacity, and assisting the Minister of Health where we could in creating a dynamic national surgical plan. All of Mercy Ships services were offered in Senegal at no cost.

  • Population

    15,020,945 people live in Senegal.

  • Healthcare

    0.07 Physicians per 1000 people. In 2008 stats showed that per 1000 people, 0.3 hospital beds were available.

  • Field Service

    From August 2019 to March 2020, the Africa Mercy  was docked in the port of Dakar. Onboard the ship, Mercy Ships provided free surgeries to over 1,200 people.

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.