Mercy Ships reaches 100,000th surgery milestone

Born with debilitating cleft lift, left, little Aissata received corrective surgery free of charge aboard Africa Mercy Born with debilitating cleft lift, left, little Aissata received corrective surgery free of charge aboard Africa Mercy PHOTO: Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships has provided its 100,000th free, life-transforming surgery.

A 7-month-old girl girl's debilitating cleft lip was fixed in the operation by international Mercy Ships medical volunteers.

Thousands treated in Guinea since August

Little Aissata traveled with her mother nearly 200 miles to receive the surgery on hospital ship Africa Mercy, which has provided free care to more than 2,100 people in Guinea since arriving in August last year.

Mercy Ships is the charitable partner of Seatrade Cruise Europe, set for Sept. 11-13 in Hamburg.

Posted 26 May 2019

© Copyright 2019 Seatrade UBM (UK) Ltd. Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Seatrade UBM (UK) Ltd.

Anne Kalosh

Editor, Seatrade Cruise News & Senior Associate Editor Seatrade Cruise Review