Senegal

Imagine living with incontinence. The constant smell. The enduring embarrassment of leaking onto sofas, beds, and chairs. Would you go out?  Astou couldn’t.  In fact, for almost twenty years, Astou hid herself away. Even on her sister’s wedding day. “On the day of the wedding, I locked myself...

 Malang, a five-year-old boy from Senegal, had been to multiple hospitals in his home country in search of medical help. His legs started to bow when he was two years old. His parents couldn’t afford surgery or find a surgeon who could perform the necessary...

Dr Charlotte Polle-Kaliti is a pioneer. She was the first person from her community to go into medicine, becoming an obstetrician and gynaecologist, then a fistula surgeon. Out of 11 fistula surgeons in her home country of Kenya, she is the only woman. In the years...

The ALBORADA Trust has awarded Mercy Ships a grant to fund the vital training of surgeons in West and East Africa. A previous gift from the Trust in 2019, enabled Mercy Ships to train 12 Senegalese surgeons, whose new skills have transformed the lives of many...

Baroness Sugg CBE, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the Department for International Development, visited the Africa Mercy last week alongside Victoria Billing OBE, the UK’s ambassador to Senegal.   [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/W6BVa_jo2Ok']   During their visit, Baroness Sugg and Ambassador Billing heard about the work that Mercy Ships volunteers...

In case you missed it, Wednesday 10th September marked the start of surgeries in Senegal, onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. Mercy Ships first surgical patient was a two-year-old boy called Saliou who was born with a cleft lip. At best a...

DAKAR SENEGAL, August 15, 2019 - This month marks the second time that the Port of Dakar has welcomed a Mercy Ship to its shore. This time it is the Africa Mercy – the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship. In response to an invitation from the...

This month marks the second time that the Port of Dakar has welcomed a Mercy Ship to its shore. This time it is the Africa Mercy - the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, delivering free, safe surgical care. This floating hospital is staffed...

Long term UK volunteer becomes Country Director for SenegalKirstie’s appointment as Country Director for Senegal comes at a key time and is proof that Mercy Ships is continuing to focus on sustainable development with a committed team to work in Senegal before the Africa Mercy...

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