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18 Aug 2014 description
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The Africa Mercy adjusts plans to bring hope and healing in the midst of current uncertainties

TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS -August 18, 2014 – Collateral hardship from the Ebola epidemic now includes a delay for Mercy Ships, which operates the world’s largest civilian hospital ship in ports on the West Coast of Africa. Already with one cancelled deployment to Guinea, where Ebola first broke out last December, the Mercy Ship now waits in the water with crew and staff, pending an end-of-August decision on field service in Benin.

22 Oct 2007 description
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Mercy Ships highlights contributions of West African polio communities on World Polio Day

Freetown, Sierra Leone, October 22, 2007 - As the international community commemorates World Polio Day and the race to eradicate polio worldwide, Mercy Ships "New Steps" center in Freetown, continues to give a leg up to those who contracted the disease during the decade of conflict in the nation when immunizations were not consistent.

19 Apr 2007 description
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$15,000 Grant to support prosthetic work in Sierra Leone

Garden Valley, TX, April 19, 2007 - Virginia Lind, LUTCF, ChFC, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, delivered a $15,000 grant today from the MDRT Foundation to Mercy Ships. Lind, of Midland National Life and a 13-year MDRT member, is an active supporter of Mercy Ships and nominated and endorsed the grant application. The MDRT Foundation grant will support the Mercy Ships New Steps program in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

In 2007, the MDRT Foundation will award more than $1 million in grants to over 100 charities.

13 Dec 2006 description
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Thanks to gift of books from "twin" school in Aberdeen Scotland

Aberdeen, Sierra Leone, 13 December 2006: School children in Aberdeen's Municipal School will be enjoying some educational reading material this coming year, thanks to a gift from Kingswells School in Aberdeen Scotland which has become a "twin school" to it's namesake.

Today, Mercy Ships Sierra Leone delivered the books to the Aberdeen Municipal School's Principal Ms.

23 May 2006 description
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Partnership highlights national efforts to address mother and child health needs in Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone, May 23, 2006: More than 500 Sierra Leonean women have received life-changing vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) and related surgeries this past year, enabling them to go home "dry" through the efforts of the newly built Aberdeen Clinic and Fistula Centre (ACFC) and their partners. And that is something to celebrate, states Rene Lako, Country Director of Mercy Ships Sierra Leone.

His Excellency Alhaji Dr.