Type
Documentary
Premiered
Apr. 18, 2017
Status
New Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
Australia
Network
National Geographic Channel TV Network

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The Surgery Ship (AU)

A team of volunteer doctors and nurses are on board a unique ship. Crammed with medical supplies and volunteer medics, this floating hospital sails to the poorest nations on earth. On arrival they will face the most severe of medical issues, not seen in other parts of the world. But the medical challenges are only half of the story. They will confront ethical decisions as they decide who will be helped and who will not.

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The Surgery Ship (AU) Season 1 (2017)

1x01 1 1x01 The Power of Yes and No
When the surgery ship Africa Mercy docks in Benin, West Africa, thousands of desperate people crush the screening line as Nate leads a team to help.
Apr. 18, 2017
1x02 1 1x02 Skin Deep
The volunteers on-board the Africa Mercy treat four severely burned young children, whose injuries have formed into disfiguring scars. Healing them on the ship begins with surgery ...
Apr. 25, 2017
1x03 1 1x03 Sea Change
A cleft lip repair on baby Prunel reunites Dr Gary with a former patient and we follow the transformations of thirty-eight year old Barthelimy and eleven year old Sergio, both with ...
May. 02, 2017
1x04 1 1x04 Gods and Monsters
The volunteer medics continue to treat extraordinary cases of medical need. Featured patients include Ramani - a devout Muslim man with a mysterious bone and tissue growth abnormality ...
May. 09, 2017
1x05 1 1x05 Blood and Water
Featured patients include Maimouna - a 17 year old girl with a facial tumor which the ship operated on 4 years ago, but has now returned. Ignace - a teenage boy with a neurofibroma ...
May. 16, 2017
1x06 1 1x06 The Long Road Home
The screening team travels upcountry to remote areas of Benin to find patients who need help. Featured patients include Faith - a young girl from Kandi with severe bilateral bowed ...
May. 23, 2017
1x07 1 1x07 On The Frontline
The volunteer medics continue to select and treat extraordinary cases of medical need. Featured patients include Rachidi - a teenage boy with a severe burn left untreated for 14 years, ...
May. 30, 2017
1x08 1 1x08 Taking The Helm
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michelle White travels to Lakossa to help train Beninese medics. Australian volunteer Nick Veltjens mentors local physiotherapist Melchior in the Ponseti ...
Jun. 06, 2017
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