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When Dr Patricia Eyoup Sen first stepped onboard the Africa Mercy, she had never participated in surgery before. Today she is a leading ophthalmic surgeon who helps thousands of patients every year in her home country of Cameroon. This is her story - and one of many...

A commemorative reflection from Mercy Ships Chairman Henry Clarke Mercy Ships Chairman Henry Clarke has paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, for his infectious enthusiasm and for his commitment to see the younger generations thrive.   Henry is a founding member of the Board of Trustees and became Chairman of Mercy...

Ly Cheick, a 24-year-old Guinean student, had a bright future ahead of him. However, he had one health problem — one that was getting worse over time. He had noticed a bump growing in his mouth that was becoming more and more visible. In 2020, after...

The Mercy Ships medical capacity building program creates an invaluable opportunity to partner with government officials and local surgeons in the countries we visit. For more than 30 years, Mercy Ships has collaborated with some of the most driven, dedicated, and talented healthcare professionals across...

Q: What originally led you to become a volunteer with Mercy Ships? Kathryn: I attended Spring Harvest in Harrogate in the Easter of 2018 and this is where I first heard about Mercy Ships. I did not think that I could volunteer as I am not...

Our Heroes of Healthcare series features incredible medical professionals spanning the continent of Africa. From Benin’s first Reconstructive surgeon to an inspiring biomedical engineer technician, this series highlights the outstanding men and women who are changing the healthcare landscape in their countries. Today, we bring you...

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