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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Ibrahim

Ibrahim's Fixed Feet

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Tene

Tene's Guardian Angels

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Mohammed

Mohammed's Steps to a New Life

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Aicha

Aicha's Journey to Straight Legs

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Salematou

Salematou's Hope and Happiness

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Adama

Love At First Sight

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Samory

Samory’s Story

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Mafoudiya

A Miracle for Mafoudiya

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Koumba

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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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21.05.2019

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is May 23

According to the United Nations, an estimated 2 to 3 million
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17.05.2019

Celebrating Our 100,000th Free Surgical Procedure

Today Mercy Ships Canada celebrates a major milestone: the 100,000th free surgical procedure provided to a patients
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