DAKAR, SENEGAL — It was an emotional reunion for the Africa Mercy crew and the people of Senegal when they finally returned to the port city of Dakar in early February this year. The Mercy Ships crew will be conducting vital surgery as well as ongoing medical training during their latest field service.
The team was welcomed back by Senegalese Presidential Advisor Dr Serigne Diop.
After a long wait due to the pandemic the Africa Mercy medical ship finally arrived back in Dakar in Senegal earlier this month for its latest field service.
Senegalese Presidential Advisor Dr Serigne Diop welcomed the Mercy Ships team back to his country:
Dr Serigne Diop – Senegalese Presidential Advisor:
For us it’s another era of services toward these people who are in need of surgery but do not have the means to go to our hospitals. An addition to the treatment we are very happy with the results of the training itself. This is going to be a legacy of Mercy Ships for the coming years. We see the results. We have thousands of people who have been treated.
We have thousands of people who are happy and healed. So thank you very much for your mercy.
Thank you to your team and welcome back to Senegal.
And the Africa Mercy crew will provide many more vital surgeries and medical training in the coming months to continue that lasting legacy for the people of Senegal.
About Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building, and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 55 developing countries, providing services valued at more than $1.7 billion and directly benefitting more than 2.8 million people. Our ships are crewed by volunteers from over 60 nations, with an average of over 1,200 volunteers each year. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills. With 16 national offices and an Africa Bureau, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time. For more information click on www.mercyships.org.
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