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Medical training has recently begun onboard the world’s largest civilian hospital ship – the Global Mercy – just days after the brand-new ship arrived in Senegal for its first African mission. Built by international aid charity Mercy Ships, the ship’s arrival coincided with an historic week of events aiming to increase and strengthen healthcare capacity in Africa.
In June, more than 260 Senegalese healthcare professionals will receive training on board the Global Mercy, through a variety of courses, including surgical skills, SAFE anaesthesia, nursing skills and more. The first of many training sessions will address topics impacting delivery of safe surgical care.
Mercy Ships and its partners in Africa came together in Dakar in an unprecedented and strategic effort to improve access to safer surgery across the continent. This included the signing of the Dakar Declaration, a plan to accelerate access to surgical, obstetric, and anaesthetic care across Africa, which Senegal President Macky Sall will now take forward to the rest of the African Union.
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