This is why we deliver free, safe medical care to some of the world’s poorest people. Mercy Ships also train local doctors and medical professionals, leaving a lasting legacy in each African nation we partner with.
Throughout sub-Saharan Africa and Asia more than 2 million women suffer from a childbirth injury known as a fistula. This condition, which is rarely seen in the UK where women have access to maternity care, leaves women incontinent: women like Giselle.
Because of COVID-19 and local lockdowns, more and more women throughout the developing world are forced to give birth at home with no medical support. This is resulting in even more childbirth injuries, a crisis for women within the COVID crisis.
It was because of incredible supporters like you that Giselle had her life restored. Mercy Ships is committing to deliver 500 fistula surgeries and changing the lives of more women like Giselle.
Since 1978, Mercy Ships has followed the 2000-year-old model of Jesus, helping the lame walk and the blind see.
We have responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic, supplying life-saving equipment and PPE to 11 African nations, donating resources and providing online training to the medical professionals on the front lines.
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