Provides free specialized operations that save lives.
Plastic surgeons remove deforming tumors, correct cleft lip and palates, fix congenital abnormalities, and increase mobility for those disabled or disfigured.
OBSTETRIC FISTULA (CHILDBIRTH INJURIES)
Surgeons repair fistulas.
Ophthalmic surgeons perform cataract operations. Doctors correct pterygium, strabismus and eyelid deformities and remove painful or disfiguring blind eyes. Educators train local medical personnel in primary eye care.
Conducts mobile dental clinics, providing relief from infected or rotting teeth, doing extractions, and giving fillings and performing restorative work. Additionally, teams provide dental hygiene education and training of local personnel.
Provide mental health and counseling training for medical professionals and community leaders based on a medical model addressing traumas and abuse (including post conflict zone training)
MEDICAL TRAINING, MENTORING & RESOURCES
Mercy Ships builds local capacity through the training of national surgeons and nurses in new techniques and procedures appropriate for their work environments. Mercy Ships also helps through the distribution of appropriate medical equipment and resources
Collaborating with local health care partners, Mercy Ships provides construction and renovation services that increase access to local health care while maximizing the impact of local health care resources. Where possible, Mercy Ships aims to connect infrastructure improvements with medical training.
Agriculturalists train trainers to address topics such as crop rotations and garden planning, seed sowing and saving, natural disease and pest controls, and water conservation and irrigation practices.
Conferences and workshops offer practical insights and ideas on how local leaders can develop their own communities. Topics may include micro-finance and community cooperation.
In conjunction with health care infrastructure improvements, Mercy Ships aims to identify and improve water resource limitations at medical facilities. When water resource needs are identified in a community, the organization works with partner agencies to address these needs.