Mercy Ships is an international humanitarian organization committed to providing free quality health care for those who cannot afford it. Since 1978 our hospital ships have sailed to impoverished nations to perform free surgeries and provide training. On board, more than 400 volunteers - doctors, nurses, engineers, photographers, teachers, cooks and more give their time and skills to bring hope and healing to those in need.

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92,296+

surgical procedures performed since 1978.

Surgical programs
41,540+

health care professionals trained since 1978.

Local capacity building
1,100+

volunteers from 62 nations onboard the Africa Mercy every year.

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12.02.2019

March 2019 Intro to Mercy Ships course to take place onboard the m/v Horizon

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10.02.2019

This week CTV News Edmonton reports on local doctors helping diagnose African patients

Report By: Diego Romero A team of local doctors is going the
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