Mercy Ship delivers life-changing surgery
VOLUNTEERS like Buderim nurse Karen Binns have worked tirelessly to deliver nearly 3000 life-changing surgeries on board the
Africa Mercy hospital ship since it berthed in Cameroon in August 2017.
This has been the first time Mercy Ships has visited Cameroon, which is one of the least developed countries in the world and where there are only eight doctors per 100,000 people.
“Our big white hospital ship is their only hope,” Mrs Binns said.
Now Mercy Ships is asking for your help to raise awareness and funds to support their work in Africa by participating in Mercy May.
“This Mercy May, we’re aiming to raise enough funds to deliver 1500 surgical miracles of hope and healing on board our hospital ship,” Mercy Ships Australia’s managing director Alan Burrell said.
Mercy Ships, founded back in 1978, has worked tirelessly to combat the global surgery crisis of five billion people without access to safe surgery.
The Africa Mercy docked in the port city of Douala in Cameroon with plans to provide life-changing surgeries on board, to treat patients at a land-based dental clinic, as well as providing health care training to local medical professionals.
“Your involvement with Mercy May, no matter how big or small, will make a vital difference.”
Register your interest in hosting a Mercy May event by contacting the Mercy Ships Australia national office on 1300 739 899 or visit the website www.mercymay. org.au.