Mercy Ships provides free, life-changing surgery to people where medical care is nearly non-existent. Two out of three people worldwide do not have access to safe, affordable or timely surgery – Mercy Ships exists to change this.
By using hospital ships, Mercy Ships brings state-of-the-art equipment and a fully equipped training centre directly to countries on the continent of Africa, to provide training and mentoring to local health professionals.
They also partner with governments to strengthen their healthcare infrastructure and achieve their development aims, to leave a lasting legacy in each country they visit.
ALBORADA Trust’s £105,000 grant awarded in 2021 will fund the vital training of African surgeons in West and East Africa. The Trust’s previous grant of £35,000 in 2019 enabled Mercy Ships to train 12 Senegalese surgeons, whose new skills have transformed the lives of many patients.
Their surgical specialities include general surgery, maxillofacial, paediatric, women’s health, ophthalmic and dental.