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  • Mercy Ships Celebrates Lasting Impact in 2023
    06.02.24
    In 2023, Mercy Ships conducted a total of 3,295 surgical interventions, of which 1,437 took place aboard the Global Mercy during missions in Dakar and Freetown
    Mercy Ships Celebrates Lasting Impact in 2023
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  • The Africa Mercy is back in Madagascar
    02.02.24
    Mercy Ships is back in Madagascar to bring transformative surgical education and free, life-changing surgeries. 
    The Africa Mercy is back in Madagascar
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  • Réhane Favereau illustrates 45 years of Mercy Ships​ with Swiss cut-out
    07.12.23
    Réhane Favereau, a Swiss artist specializing in the art of Swiss cut-outs, has created a unique work recounting the 45 years of Mercy Ships.
    Réhane Favereau illustrates 45 years of Mercy Ships​ with Swiss cut-out
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  • Emmanuel, first patient in Sierra Leone
    25.09.23
    Emmanuel walked up the gangway of the Global Mercy, filled with cautious hope. The 43-year-old was our first surgical patient in Sierra Leone.
    Emmanuel, first patient in Sierra Leone
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  • Sierra Leone: Igniting Hope, Multiplying Impact
    14.08.23
    Humanitarian field service in Sierra Leone The next chapter for Mercy Ships and the hospital ship, the Global Mercy! Over the course of the field service in Sierra Leone, Mercy
    Sierra Leone: Igniting Hope, Multiplying Impact
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  • Mercy Ships Ends an Impactful Season in Senegal
    17.07.23
    One Port Visited, Two Nations Served Mercy Ships Ends an Impactful Season in Senegal Mercy Ships has been operating in Senegal for several months with the Global Mercy™, is getting
    Mercy Ships Ends an Impactful Season in Senegal
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  • August 2023: Visit the Global Mercy in Tenerife
    10.07.23
    Visit the world’s largest civilian hospital ship Come aboard the Global Mercy in Tenerife in August 2023 Visit the world’s largest civilian hospital ship in Tenerife! On August 4th and
    August 2023: Visit the Global Mercy in Tenerife
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  • 45 Years of Mercy Ships
    07.07.23
    Looking Back and Dreaming of the Future 45 years ago, Don and Deyon Stephens had a dream of converting a ship into a floating hospital to bring safe, free surgical
    45 Years of Mercy Ships
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  • Dr. Charlotte Polle-Kaliti
    29.06.23
    Dr. Polle-Kaliti is the sole female fistula surgeon in Kenya — one of only 11 in total.
    Dr. Charlotte Polle-Kaliti
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  • Mercy Ships on Swiss TV
    13.06.23
    ALPHAVISION – Fenster zum Sonntag on SRF Swiss TV SRF program “Spitalschiff – operieren auf See” highlights the new hospital ship of Mercy Ships. An exciting weekend lies behind us
    Mercy Ships on Swiss TV
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