- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.