Latest Mercy Ship “Global mercy” welcomed in Sierra Leone

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Mercy Ships Canada announced the return of Mercy Ships to Sierra Leone. The organization’s hospital ship, the Global Mercy, has arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and will provide free specialized surgeries and training for healthcare professionals over the next ten months. This marks the sixth collaboration between Mercy Ships and the government of Sierra Leone, with the Global Mercy being the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship. The surgeries will include procedures like tumour removal, cleft lip correction, cataract removal, orthopaedics, and reconstructive plastics. The program is aligned with Sierra Leone’s healthcare plan and aims to strengthen the surgical care system by training local healthcare professionals. The ship’s presence is expected to have a lasting impact on the nation’s healthcare capabilities.

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