Hospital Open for Business

There were smiles all around as the Africa Mercy recently opened the hospital, operating theatres and wards to its first patients.

Mercy Ships is planning for over 2,000 specialised surgeries during this field service in orthopaedics, general, maxillofacial, women’s health and plastics reconstruction.

On the hospital wards, balloon tossing, airplane throwing, stickers and healing are happening again, as we welcome on board our first patients, Flavien and Henry.

Off ship, the journey to see 10,000 dental patients began with 318 people as Mercy Ships Dental Clinic received its first dental patients of this field service. Our diverse 14-member dental team from 11 different nations is already busy bringing beautiful smiles to an already beautiful nation.

Last year Mercy Ships land-based dental clinic served over 5,000 patients. That’s a lot of relief being offered. This year the dental team seeks to reach even more by offering dental services to over 10,000 people!