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Disease Prevention: Rotary and Mercy Ships (Presentation 2 of 2)

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  • 1. 2013 RI CONVENTIONRotary and Mercy ShipsFocus on Disease Preventionand Treatment
  • 2. 2013 RI CONVENTIONMercy Ships - Overview
  • 3. 2013 RI CONVENTIONMercy Ships - Overview• Established in 1978• $1 Billion+ in free health care services• 61,000 operations• 540,000 patients• Mentored/trained 29,500 local healthcare professionals• 1,000+ volunteer crew from 30+ nationsannually• In West Africa since 1990
  • 4. 2013 RI CONVENTIONMercy Ships – Surgical Services Cleft Lip
  • 5. 2013 RI CONVENTIONMercy Ships – Surgical Services Eye tumor
  • 6. 2013 RI CONVENTIONMercy Ships – Surgical Services Goiter
  • 7. 2013 RI CONVENTIONMercy Ships – Surgical Services Soft Tissue Tumor
  • 8. 2013 RI CONVENTIONMercy Ships – Surgical Services Jaw Tumors
  • 9. 2013 RI CONVENTIONMercy Ships – Regional Focus• 17 country coastal region of western Africa rangingfrom Senegal in the North to Congo in the South• Goal: Improvement of internationally recognizedhealth indicators.• phased approach that includes:- country assessment- pre-ship program activities- ship deployment- post-ship program activities- program evaluation
  • 10. 2013 RI CONVENTIONRotary and Mercy Ships – Partners for Change in western Africa• Rotary and Mercy Ships are focused on impactingDisease Prevention and Treatment in some of theworld’s greatest areas of need.• Rotary-initiated teams of skilled professionalspartner with Mercy Ships to help build local healthworkforce capacity through Rotary VocationalTraining Teams (VTTs)• Two recent examples in the country of Guinea• Disease Control/hospital infection control• Ophthalmic Training