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The largest civilian hospital ship in the world, makes its debut in Dakar

On the Global Mercy, the hospital covers approximately 7,000 square meters, and includes “six operating theatres, 102 acute care beds, 7 intensive care beds and 90 convalescent beds”, according to a statement from international NGO Mercy Ships. which works to improve access to health care in developing countries in Africa.

Based on the organization’s 43 years of experience and more than five years of specifically studying the results of the Africa Mercy, a hospital ship in service since 2007 to help the most deprived in West and Central Africa, Mercy Ship wished add another ship of “greater capacity” and “with the same objectives”.

During its stay in Senegal, the crew intends to participate in the training of 260 Senegalese health professionals, alongside the crew of the Africa Mercy, present in the port of Dakar since February (until November) and which provides surgery on board.

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