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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Aicha

Aicha's Journey to Straight Legs

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Salematou

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Samory

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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.

Volunteer today!

Latest news

18.06.2019

The Africa Mercy Departs Guinea

Vimeo: please specify correct url The 2018-19 field service in Guinea has come to an end! The Africa Mercy has now left
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17.06.2019

Mercy Ships Canada Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standard Program

Mercy Ships Canada is excited to announce today that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national
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