Swiss Ambassador in Cameroon visits the Africa Mercy

His Excellency Pietro Lazzeri visited the Mercy Ships hospital ship, anchored in the port of Conakry for 10 months. He went to meet the Swiss volunteers on board, as well as the Cameroonian patients.

Lausanne, 08.02.2018 – Pietro Lazzeri, Swiss Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Central African Republic, visited the Africa Mercy last Friday, February 2.

“I would like to thank you for your extraordinary work on behalf of the most vulnerable populations in Africa. Your contribution to the health of Cameroonians is greatly appreciated. “As Switzerland’s representative in Cameroon, I am very proud of your work! »

He was welcomed on board by some of the Swiss volunteers currently on board, as well as Warrie Blackburn (photo below), Executive Director of the Mercy Ships hospital ship.

In addition to the time spent with the Swiss crew, he was able to see the various places essential to the proper functioning of the hospital ship: the hospital and intensive care rooms, the ship’s command deck, the crew’s dining room, the cafeteria and the living areas.

Mercy Ships, hospital ships for the poor

​Founded in 1978 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Mercy Ships is a global humanitarian aid organization based on Christian values. Mercy Ships is dedicated to increasing access to healthcare in developing nations. Through the deployment of the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Africa Mercy¸ Mercy Ships offers holistic support to developing nations striving to make healthcare accessible for all.

​5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate access to surgical interventions.

​Every year, Mercy Ships provides more than 1,500 free surgical interventions and 8,000 dental treatments to those without access in developing countries. Mercy Ships also works with host nations to help fill the gaps in healthcare systems through training opportunities and infrastructure projects.