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Thiès

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Senegal Patient Selection

Mercy Ships wants to help countries to offer free surgeries to those who need it the most. In Senegal we’re partnering with the MSAS to select the eligible patients for our surgical program.

Starting in August 2019, we hope to serve in the country of Senegal. Information on how to refer a patient in Senegal will be available on this page. Please keep in mind that we focus on the population of Senegal. More information about the medical conditions Mercy Ships treats can be found on this page.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Ask Us Anything

We love for you to share our story and we love to share our story with you. We believe that collaboration is based on trust. By being transparent with local media and inviting them to learn more about our our mission we hope that we build partnerships that will help us to reach our goals.

We have already selected are most important facts and figures for your convenience. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our contact form. One of our staff members will try to get back to you within 1 business day.

 Get in touch

Please be aware, we’re not taking any referrals through this form. You can refer patients from mid-August through our online registration form. Referrals through messages or email will not be received. Any other message we will try to respond to ASAP.

Heading to Senegal

We are very excited to return to lovely Senegal!

Mercy Ships is a global charity, which uses hospital ships to bring hope and healing to nations who are holistically building stronger healthcare systems. This will support the healthcare aspect of the “Emerging Senegal” strategy.

The volunteer professionals of Mercy Ships are honored to partner with Senegal’s health ministry by offering immediate surgical intervention onboard the Africa Mercy, sharing advice and resources to build Senegal’s own capacity, and will assist the Minister of Health where we can in creating a dynamic national surgical plan. All of Mercy Ships services are offered in Senegal at no cost.

  • Population

    15,020,945 people live in Senegal.

  • Healthcare

    0.07 Physicians per 1000 people. In 2008 stats showed that per 1000 people, 0.3 hospital beds were available.

  • Field Service

    For 10 months the Africa Mercy will be docked in the port of Dakar. Onboard the ship Mercy Ships will provide free surgeries to those who will be selected by our medical volunteers.

Who We Are

Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships is a global faith-based charity that uses hospital ships and volunteer professionals to deliver free specialized surgical care and medical training to build the local healthcare systems with our host nations, focusing in Africa.

Medical Training

Mercy Ships offers free training designed to empower healthcare workers and strengthen local healthcare systems. Instruction is specific to the unique needs of our host nation and planned in collaboration with the National Ministry of Health.

How We Help

Mercy Ships comes alongside our host nation with volunteer professionals to address the immediate surgical needs of a nation, simultaneously training local healthcare workers, and collaboratively building healthcare infrastructure. This approach empowers our host’s sustainable progress and continued development.

Africa Bureau

11 Rue 12.225,
Les Cocotiers-la Haie Vive
04 B.P 1398 Cotonou, BÉNIN
Tel: +229 62 38 79 79

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