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Mercy Ships Australia
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Bringing hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor
Bringing hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor

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Today we recognise International Day to End Obstetric Fistula - an almost obsolete condition in the West due to access to health care. Here in Cameroon, our Women’s Health Program has performed 278 surgeries on women who had experienced only rejection and disdain before coming to the Africa Mercy. We are proud to give these beautiful ladies back a part of their lives that they thought they had lost forever.
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Sisters Salamatou and Mariama relished the historic moment they were able to race around their village after returning home from the Africa Mercy. Each has spent their lives watching others run and play as their windswept legs caused by malnutrition held them back. What could have been a lifetime on the sidelines is now the starting point for the rest of their lives. Ready, set, go!
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Have you got your tickets to Dressed AU's Flamenco The Dance yet? The evening is being held to support the work of Mercy Ships with a portion of every ticket donated towards our work and an auction to help raise much-needed funds.

Get your tickets for this great event taking place on Saturday, 26 May at Brisbane's Princess Theatre now!
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The love and kindness our volunteers show to our patients is second to none and plays a key role in their physical and emotional healing. Despite their circumstances, many of our patients exude joy as they thrive under the love and care provided by our Mercy Ships volunteer nurses like Audrey Badaoui and Bronte Blundell-Gray from Sydney.
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Leon’s tumour had determined how he’d felt for a very long time; isolated, rejected and afraid. A lack of access to timely, affordable surgery following a motorcycle accident had left him with a mass of scar tissue that grew heavier every day. Following free surgery, he now leaves the Africa Mercy having exchanged his condition for confidence.
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We're seeking a Captain to help lead our ship's crew from later this year. The maritime volunteers on board the Africa Mercy are a vital part of making it possible to bring hope and healing to the people of Africa. If you've spent your career on the sea and want to use those skills to make a positive impact on the lives of others, our ship could be your next great adventure! Apply now at apply.mercyships.org or contact a recruiter directly at Tech.Recruiter.IOC@mercyships.org.
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Louise Shepherd is getting used to life back home in Victor Harbor after spending six weeks living and working on board the Africa Mercy as a Housekeeper. “Every department needs to do their part for the ship to run smoothly and successfully. I loved seeing the joy in the patients’ eyes when we would clean the hospital wards every day. I knew then that my seemingly small part of service was contributing to the transformation of their lives.”

Read more of Louise's story: bit.ly/louiseshepherd
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The Mercy Ships Dental Team is celebrating after treating their 9,000th unique dental patient in Cameroon last week. The team has also performed over 20,000 dental procedures!
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“I love that any time I am feeling down or having an off day I can just pop down to the wards and be reminded of why we are here.” – Mercy Ships photographer Shawn Thompson
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We're so incredibly excited to announce that itravel​'s Annual Golf Day in Sydney yesterday raised over $25,000 for Mercy Ships! Thank you again to itravel's staff, clients, sponsors, suppliers and friends for making the day possible and for supporting Mercy Ships so generously!
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