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Madagascar and Sierra Leone 2024
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2024: field services in Madagascar and Sierra Leone
In early 2024, our hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, will return to Madagascar. A medical team is currently on-site meeting with patients. Our NGO plans to carry out over 1,150 surgeries and provide targeted training for Malagasy healthcare professionals. The new ship, Global Mercy, continues to admit surgical patients in Sierra Leone.
Less than one doctor for 20'000 inhabitants in Madagascar...
In the world, 16.9 million people die every year due to lack of access to surgery.
Madagascar faces significant medical challenges, with many individuals suffering in silence due to the lack of access to basic surgical care.
For over 45 years, Mercy Ships has been addressing this medical emergency by providing free surgical interventions to the most vulnerable aboard state-of-the-art hospital ships.
Your support can transform the lives of these patients!
Doctors, nurses, and midwives
0.4 doctors per 10’000 inhabitants
2.2 nurses and midwives per 10’000 inhabitants
Samba, one of our patients operated on in 2023
The Global Mercy and the Africa Mercy
More than 50% of the world’s population lives within 150 km of a coast. By using the largest civilian hospital ships in the world, the NGO Mercy Ships can respond flexibly to changing needs and move to areas where the demand for medical care is most urgent, particularly in developing countries.
The route of our ships
The Africa Mercy is undergoing renovation and maintenance at a shipyard in South Africa, while the Global Mercy is active in Sierra Leone.
The Africa Mercy will travel to Madagascar in February for a duration of at least 10 months. Make sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to regularly receive updates from the field!