The Africa Mercy arrived in the port of Conakry, Guinea, in August 2018 and, after a 10-month field service, left in June 2019.

During the 10-month stay, Mercy Ships provided 2,442 life-changing surgeries onboard our hospital ship, treated more than 7,937 patients at a land-based dental clinic, and provided training and mentoring to 1,254 local healthcare professionals.

See an overview in the video below.

This is the breakdown for Guinea:

102      Orthopaedic surgeries
486      Maxillofacial surgeries
148      Reconstructive surgeries
509      General surgeries
1,136   Ophthalmic surgeries
61        Women’s health surgeries

Mercy Ships also provided 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 provided 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 mentored maxillofacial teams, surgeons, surgical nurses, anaesthesia providers and sterile processing staff. Mercy Ships also ran a nutritional agriculture training course.

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