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Plastics team wraps up second phase of s...

17.03.2014

This past week, the plastic surgeries team wrapped up a second session of surgeries onboard the Africa Mercy in the Republic of the Congo. Plastics Surgeon, Dr. Tertius Venter of South Africa, explains what plastic surgeries are all about....

Africa Mercy to return to Guinea for 201...

12.02.2014

Mercy Ships Managing Director Peter Schulze recently announced that the Africa Mercy will depart August 15th from Tenerife, Canary Islands to sail to Conakry, Guinea for its next field service. Ship's teams will build on the work done in the...

Mercy Ships Canada board member emeritus...

12.02.2014

Jerry DeWit, a board member with Mercy Ships Canada for six years, died January 29 in Vancouver, BC after a short battle with cancer. Born June 14, 1930 in the Netherlands, Gerrit trained in the Dutch army at age 17 and served in Bali and Borneo as...

The gangway - a place of miracles

13.01.2014

Some of the most powerful moments happen on the Africa Mercy's big metal staircase known as the gangway. A patient takes their first steps of anticipation and hope as they enter our floating hospital. A recently arrived crew member carries their bag...

A thumbs up for Lucrech

09.01.2014

“He’s doing much better than yesterday,” Nick remarks, as he gently inclines five-year-old Lucrech’s thumb toward the pointer finger. Nick is Lucrech’s physiotherapist onboard the Africa Mercy, and they have been spending a half hour together every...

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