Global Mercy Hosts First Medical Capacity Building Sessions in Senegal

In partnership with African healthcare systems and leaders, Mercy Ships is able to train and mentor local medical professionals, improving surgical care in the long term. The surgeries performed on board Mercy Ships’ floating hospitals are life-changing for patients and their communities – but when it comes to strengthening healthcare systems, Medical Capacity Building (MCB) programs leave a lasting impact.

During a first visit to Africa in June 2022, the Global Mercy® had the opportunity to be part of this transformative training model. In the port of Dakar, Senegal, the new hospital ship hosted 302 Senegalese medical professionals on board for a series of 8 courses covering anesthesia, dentistry, essential surgical skills, neonatal resuscitation, nursing, and sterile processing. More than 4,500 training hours were provided.