COVID-19 Update 01 June 2020

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Mercy Ships and Senegal

Mercy Ships is committed to continuing our partnership with the Government of Senegal and we are thankful to be able to return to the port of Dakar in February 2022.  

Mercy Ships would like to thank the people of Senegal for the close collaboration over the past year and the joint preparation for the future.  

Mercy Ships plans to be in Senegal for the majority of 2022, working together with the Ministry of Health across all 14 regions of the country to bring hope and healing to those in need. 

On est ensemble!

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Dakar

Mercy Ships and Senegal

Mercy Ships is committed to continuing our partnership with the Government of Senegal and we are thankful to be able to return to the port of Dakar in February 2022.  

Mercy Ships would like to thank the people of Senegal for the close collaboration over the past year and the joint preparation for the future.  

Mercy Ships plans to be in Senegal for the majority of 2022, working together with the Ministry of Health across all 14 regions of the country to bring hope and healing to those in need. 

On est ensemble!

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Our partnership with Senegal

Our partnership with Senegal

Mercy Ships is an international charity that uses hospital ships to bring hope and healing to nations who are building stronger healthcare systems. 

Our collaboration with Senegal focuses on coming alongside the country and supporting the healthcare aspect of its existing “Emerging Senegal” strategy. 

The volunteer professionals of Mercy Ships are honored to partner with Senegal’s Ministry of Health to offer immediate surgical intervention onboard the Africa Mercy. In addition, our collaboration with local healthcare professionals aims to further strengthen Senegal’s own capacity and assist the Minister of Health in creating a dynamic national surgical plan.  

All Mercy Ships surgical and training services are thanks to the close collaboration of Senegal’s Ministry of Health.

Mercy Ships is an international charity that uses hospital ships to bring hope and healing to nations who are building stronger healthcare systems. 

Our collaboration with Senegal focuses on coming alongside the country and supporting the healthcare aspect of its existing “Emerging Senegal” strategy. 

The volunteer professionals of Mercy Ships are honored to partner with Senegal’s Ministry of Health to offer immediate surgical intervention onboard the Africa Mercy. In addition, our collaboration with local healthcare professionals aims to further strengthen Senegal’s own capacity and assist the Minister of Health in creating a dynamic national surgical plan.  

All Mercy Ships surgical and training services are thanks to the close collaboration of Senegal’s Ministry of Health.

  • Population

    15,020,945 people live in Senegal.

  • Healthcare

    There are 0.07 physicians per 1,000 people. In 2008, stats showed that 0.3 hospital beds were available per 1,000 people.

  • Field Service 2022

    The 2022 Mercy Ships field service will focus on serving patients who were already selected to receive surgery. These patients live across all 14 regions of Senegal. In collaboration with local healthcare professionals, patient screening began prior to the arrival of the Africa Mercy. Policies and vaccination requirements are in place, allowing Mercy Ships to operate in a safe and responsible way while providing life transforming surgery to those who need it most.  

    Field service 2019-2020 

    The Africa Mercy was docked in the port of Dakar from 2019-2020. During the ship’s 8-month stay, Mercy Ships provided care for patients from 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, and provided healthcare training to over 1,200 local healthcare professionals through one-on-one mentoring and internationally recognized courses. 

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.

  • Aug 2019

     

    Arrival

    The Africa Mercy arrived in the Port of Dakar.

  • Aug 2019 - Mar 2020

    Field Service

    Mercy Ships partnered with the Senegal to provide over 1,400 free surgeries and train over 1,200 local healthcare professionals.

     

    Aug 2019 - Mar 2020

  • Apr 2020

     

    Departure due to COVID-19

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Africa Mercy ceased operations onboard and departed Senegal as soon as it was safe to do so for all patients, crew, and day crew.

  • Apr 2020 - ???

    Maintenance

    The Africa Mercy undergoes annual maintenance and prepares for her return to Senegal.

     

    Apr 2020 - ???

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    Anticipated Return

    Mercy Ships plans on returning as soon as is feasible.

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.

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

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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.