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Interview of Keith Brinkman

Keith Brinkman is Country Director for Mercy Ships, assigned to Liberia, since November 2020. He works and lives in Monrovia.This is a new position as Mercy Ships wants to be better-engaged with the host country for a longer period of time; having a senior leader and team in the country will allow better partnerships and […]

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Charity partner of Double You Team

Mercy Ships Switzerland is honored to have been chosen as the charity partner of Double You Team. Double You Team is a 100% professional, passionate, ambitious and experienced sailing team with strong values. Its objective is to compete in all stages of the Decision 35 Championship and to achieve top results. In order to reach […]

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Global Mercy: successful sea trials

Mercy Ships secures plans to further outfit the world’s largest civilian hospital ship in Europe as the Global Mercy™ nears delivery date. Mercy Ships announced this week that the Global Mercy™ has now completed deep water sea trials, one of the final milestones in the countdown towards the hospital ship’s delivery, equipping, maiden voyage and […]

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Africa Day 2021

For more than 30 years, Mercy Ships has been invited to multiple countries on the continent and worked side by side with many governments and organisations. 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 […]

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Mercy Ships Switzerland open doors

The Mercy Ships Switzerland team is delighted to invite you to our traditional open house on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Everyone is welcome! Feel free to come with your friends, colleagues and family!

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How the pandemic has impacted recruiting activities

2020 has been a challenging year! This is also true for Mercy Ships. When we left Senegal in mid-March 2020, we had to suspend our surgical programme. Stationed in a shipyard in the Canary Islands since then, the Africa Mercy has been developing its e-learning programs to continue building local capacity even from a distance. […]

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Dr Raphiou Diallo

Heroes of Healthcare: Professor Raphiou Diallo

Today, we bring you the story of Professor Raphiou Diallo, a maxillofacial surgeon in Guinea with a one-of-a-kind history with Mercy Ships.  Through our medical capacity building program, Mercy Ships strives to leave a lasting impact in each nation we serve by partnering with medical professionals and strengthening local healthcare systems. Professor Raphiou Diallo is […]

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March 8 – International Women’s Day

Today, we celebrate women, especially women’s rights. At Mercy Ships, we consider one of them essential. It is the right to dignity. According to the WHO, between 3 and 4 million women in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are currently living with obstetric fistula, a devastating disability related to complicated childbirth. It often leads to permanent […]

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Dr David Ugai, Dr Bouna Yattassaye, Professeur Raphiou Diallo

Protective equipment for eleven African countries

In a gesture of solidarity, Personal Protective Equipment (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 […]

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A Q&A with the man leading the Global Mercy™ to completion

Her name is the Global Mercy™, and she’s the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. In the final phase of construction and setting sail in 2021, she will join her sister vessel, the Africa Mercy, to bring world-class surgical care to local patients facing life-threatening ailments throughout West Africa. From correcting cleft lips and palates and congenital […]

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