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Senegal: First-ever surgical procedure carried out on board largest civilian hospital ship

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Medical groups onboard the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, carried out Tuesday (Mar. 7), the primary of 40 deliberate paediatric orthopaedic free surgical procedures this month.

Amadou, a four-year-old, was the primary affected person to obtain a surgical procedure on board the International Mercy ship which is docked in Dakar, Senegal.

He was born with one windswept leg and one bowed leg, two situations that may be corrected by early intervention.

That is additionally the primary time that one ship will serve two international locations by one port. On the invitation of the Senegalese authorities, as much as 25% of the surgical procedure sufferers are anticipated from close by The Gambia.

Over the following 4 months, the International Mercy will present greater than 800 surgical procedures.

At current, there aren’t any totally licensed paediatric orthopaedic surgeons training in Senegal.

In the course of the earlier 2022 area service, Mercy Ships offered coaching and mentoring for greater than 2,500 members.