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    • Jean Leon Olory-Togbe, of Benin, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Abomey-Calavi and member of the Scientific Committee, leads a breakout room discussion during the first morning of the International Symposium hosted at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar, Sen, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022
    • Senegal’s Minister of Health, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, is seen with Ministers of Health on the third day of the International Symposium hosted at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar, Sen, on Friday, May 6, 2022
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Safer Surgery by 2030: Medical Experts and Health Ministers Gather for Breakthrough Symposium in Senegal

The Symposium was held under the patronage of His Excellency Mr Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, who is also the current president of the African Union

Following a three-day International Symposium bringing together medical experts from 29 African countries, Ministers of Health from around Africa converged in an historic moment to draft a clear path towards wider and safer access to surgical care in Africa by 2030. On the third day, Senegal’s Minister of Health Abdoulaye…

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International Symposium on Strengthening Surgical, Obstetric and Anaesthetic Care Systems in Africa to be hosted in May by the government of Senegal and with the support of Mercy Ships

It is a unique opportunity to create a continental roadmap for strengthening access to surgical, obstetric and anaesthetic care in Africa by 2030

As Mercy Ships (www.MercyShips.Africa) marks its 30 years of service in Africa, the global humanitarian organisation will strengthen its partnerships with African countries and stakeholders in the health sector by co-hosting a number of events in May and June 2022. The first event will be an International Symposium (IS) on Strengthening Surgical, Obstetric and Anaesthetic Care…

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The world’s largest civilian hospital ship Global Mercy makes its way to Senegal in May

Upcoming Global Mercy commissioning events confirmed for Dakar around Africa Day

The 37,000-gt Global Mercy was welcomed in Rotterdam, Netherlands over the last two weeks as the ship opened its doors to the public and global dignitaries for tours before it will begin active service in May in Dakar, Senegal - the first of many missions in the next 50 years on the…

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First Patient Received Aboard Mercy Ships After Historic Return To Africa

A young mother named Sokhna is the first patient to undergo a maxillofacial surgery for a cleft lip

The first patient to undergo surgical treatment on Africa Mercy since its return to Africa has been welcomed aboard. Docked in the autonomous port of Dakar since February 1s this floating hospital has resumed its original mission to provide free surgeries and medical training on the continent after a 22-month…

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Mercy Ships announces its second hospital ship: the Global Mercy

The international humanitarian non-governmental organization strives to increase access to safe and quality surgical care in Africa

Mercy Ships (https://MercyShips.Africa) unveils its new hospital ship, the Global Mercy, which will join the Africa Mercy, in service in Africa since 2007.  Dr. Pierre M'Pelé, Director of the Mercy Ships Africa Bureau, announces that the Global Mercy is scheduled to begin service in Africa in 2021 and relays the…