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Mercy Ships Serve Senegal and The Gambia in 2023

January 31, 2023 • 9:05 am CST
Mercy Ships’ Newest Hospital Ship 2023
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The newest ship in the Mercy Ships fleet will soon lower her gangway in Dakar, Senegal, and welcome patients on board to receive life-changing surgery.

In 2023, Mercy Ships will serve patients in two countries – Senegal and The Gambia – from one port, with six operating rooms and 199 beds.

Since the new ship's construction was completed in mid-2021, she's been preparing to serve her first patients.

The Global Mercy hospital will bring new technology and larger spaces to the field service.

The new hospital has several advantages.

Many off-ship facilities, like the dockside medical tents, have been moved on board. This saves weeks of setup and tear-down, allowing more time for surgeries.

Built-in cameras will allow trainees to watch surgeries remotely, exponentially expanding training opportunities.