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Inside Africa's Floating Hospital

Africa Mercy is the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world run by the international charity Mercy Ships. The ship was acquired in 1999 and built specifically for the Mercy Ships mission and as since had volunteers from over 45 nations serve onboard. The ship is equipped with GE Healthcare's Vscan™ with Dual Probe - a pocket-sized ultrasound. Clinicians on board were able to reduce patient waiting times and referrals thanks to the ultrasound's ability to quickly obtain high quality images. Read more. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING.   

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Africa Mercy, the world's largest charitable floating hospital run by international charity Mercy Ships. It has five state-of-the-art operating rooms and advanced equipment to help make fast and accurate diagnoses.

Photo: GE

Dr. Leo Cheng, a maxillofacial reconstructive surgeon with the UK National Health Service, spends two to three weeks of his leave each year volunteering on board the Africa Mercy.

Equipped with GE Healthcare’s Vscan™ with Dual Probe – a pocket-sized ultrasound that allows easy visualisation of internal organs – Dr. Cheng and the other clinicians on board were able to reduce patient waiting times and referrals

Dr. Cheng will join the team of volunteers on the Africa Mercy again next year to travel to Cotonou, Benin, West Africa.


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