|This picture was taken last year during ship yard. The Ship was taken out of the water to clean and repair the underside. This is the after photo when the Africa Mercy was looking its best. Photo Credit: Katie Callow|
|Hospital ward clean and secured for sail.|
|Refinishing of the staircase during ship yard period.|
|The Ship Yard hospitality team|
|Keeping up to date with our continuing education. We were|
blessed have an instructor come and offer advanced and
pediatric life support classes for the long term nurses on board.
What’s next? As I type, the ship is sailing to Conakry, Guinea. The ship had been making plans to revisit Guinea a few years ago, but had to make the difficult decision to postpone their trip when Ebola threatened the safety of the ship. The Ebola outbreak claimed the lives of many medical staff in a country already struggling to provide for the needs of their people. Mercy Ship’s goal, besides the surgeries we do every day, will be to use the 10 months we are there to help strengthen the skills of those healthcare professionals left so they have access to the tools needed to build up their healthcare services.
The link below is for my American Family and Friends who have been patiently (or more likely impatiently) waiting to watch the Surgery Ship Series that was filmed during my first year with Mercy Ships. National Geographic has finally made it available to watch online through your cable provider. Don't have a cable provider? The series is also streaming on Hulu!!!
Watch all 8 episodes of the Surgery Ship!
While I am currently serving with Mercy Ships the ideas and opinions expressed here are my own. Mercy Ships has not reviewed nor do they endorse the content written within this blog.