- A faith-based ship called African Mercy goes around countries in West and Central Africa to offer medical help
- The ship has offered accessible medical services to 2.8 million people since it was launched in 1978
- The floating hospital is fitted with grand facilities to give people the best medical care those at the margin could have
Medical attention is one of the biggest challenges on the continent. A faith-based group, Mercy Ships, has provided a solution to that with an idea called the African Mercy in 1978.
The ship is 152-metre-long with 500 capacity. What makes it different is that it is no ordinary ship as the inside is a grand hospital with state-of-the-art facilities, CNN reports.
The ship-hospital was created to make healthcare very accessible to everyone. The most beautiful thing about this ship is that it serves West and Central Africa.
Since its inception, it has delivered medical care to 2.8 million people. The ship is heavily reliant on volunteering as everybody working onboard is a volunteer.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian youths are always rethinking newer ways of doing common things and make living more fun.
A company called EXP Lagos operated by Emeka Okocha and Uzoamaka Umeh is championing a new of partying in the city.
With danfo buses that are synonymous with Lagos, they create a party atmosphere that allows “people to discover the experiences of Lagos they are not used to”.
They said the whole idea behind the company is to take people to places they may not know in Lagos every first Friday.
With that, they pick people on the bus and take them to different places. In other not to make the whole thing boring, they choose different venues monthly.
“What we are doing is to make sure people are safe, make sure people are happy, and have an experience they won’t forget about,” Okocha said.
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According to Umeh, the service is really cheap so that everybody can join them without having to break a bank.
“For me, I think the danfo is very symbolic in the history of Nigeria. For one, it’s withstood the test of time,” Okocha said.
She also said that it is one of their ways of preserving the bus as it is a necessary tool that gets people from one place to place.
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