Guinea

The Africa Mercy arrived in the port of Conakry, Guinea, in August 2018 to commence its 10-month field service.

During the 10-month stay, Mercy Ships plans to provide more than 2,000 life-changing surgeries onboard its hospital ship, treat more than 8,000 patients at a land-based dental clinic, and provide training and mentoring to local healthcare professionals.

This is the breakdown of our surgical goals for Guinea:

73+  Orthopaedic surgeries
388+  Maxillofacial surgeries
134+  Reconstructive plastic surgeries
380+  General surgeries
914+  Ophthalmic surgeries
59+  Women’s health surgeries

Mercy Ships will also provide more than 18,000 dental procedures in Guinea.

Mercy Ships doesn’t just deliver medical services. We believe in driving sustainable change in every country we are invited to visit.

In Guinea, we will provide training to local healthcare professionals in essential surgical skills, obstetric anaesthesia, paediatric anaesthesia, primary trauma care, essential pain management, biomedical equipment care, neonatal resuscitation, the Ponseti method for correcting clubfoot, and implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist to reduce post-operative mortality rates.

We also mentor maxillofacial teams, surgeons, surgical nurses, anaesthesia providers and sterile processing staff. Mercy Ships also runs a nutritional agriculture training course.

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