Mercy Ships is an international humanitarian organization that uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services and medical capacity building in the world's poorest nations. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in over 70 countries, providing $1.53 billion in services to more than 2.71 million direct beneficiaries. Every year over 1000 volunteers from up to 40 nations volunteer onboard the Africa Mercy, the world's largest civilian hospital ship.

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In an effort to continue supporting the battle against COVID-19, Mercy Ships recently partnered with @MSCFoundationOfficial to donate shipments of vital PPE to 11 African nations, including Liberia."We are happy that you are able to provide all of these materials to us as well as our other neighbouring countries... We hope that we can continue this great partnership so that we can together protect the lives of the Liberian people," said Dr. Jallah, Liberia's Minister of Health.We're thankful for corporate partners like MSC, partner nations like Liberia, and supporters like you who make it possible to share hope and transform lives.#MercyShips #MSC #MSCFoundation #PPE #Liberia #partners #partnership #COVID #COVID19 #PPE #nonprofit #donation #donate #corporateresponsibility #hope #transformlives #pandemic #gratitude
Throughout a typical field service, more than 1,500 volunteers from 45 different nations serve onboard a Mercy Ship. We are currently looking for volunteers like electricians, engineers, officers and mechanics to fill a number of technical positions. Visit our website [LINK IN BIO] to see opportunities and find your place onboard!#onboard #MercyShips #AfricaMercy #GlobalMercy #volunteers #volunteer #crew #technical #maritime #opportunity #ship #shiplife #onboard #transformlives #adventure #adventureawaits #mariner #opportunities #electrician #officers #engineers #mechanics
After receiving training onboard the Africa Mercy in 2010, surgeon Dr. Abram Wodome said, "I began to clearly see that I had something to do there in Africa... that God had given me a role to play in the fight against cataract blindness in Togo — and that change was really possible."Today, Dr. Wodome is a leading ophthalmic surgeon in Togo. He has launched a private clinic for cataract surgeries, led his own charity venture, and trained more than 30 ophthalmologists across Togo and Benin. He truly is a hero of healthcare!#MercyShips #GlobalSurgery #GlobalHealth #HeroesOfHealthcare #HealthcareHeroes #AfricaMercy #ophthalmic #eye #surgery #mentor #mentorship #inspiration #development #training #Togo #Benin #Africa #charity #nonprofit
When rehab turns into a crossfit session! Our crew know how to incorporate fun into the difficult process of post-surgical recovery.#MercyShips #HopeAndHealing #HealthWorkers #crossfit #workout #postsurgery #recovery #exercise #crew #fun #healing #journey
While Allan was onboard in 2019, he joined a crew of over 400 people to bring hope and healing to those who need it most. Running a hospital ship takes all kinds of skills — engineers, plumbers, electricians, and so much more! Are you ready to use your skills to transform lives?DM us to learn more!#AfricaMercy #GlobalMercy #volunteers #volunteering #transformlives #hopeandhealing #hope #healing #hospital #hospitalship #physio #physiotherapist #engineer #plumber #electrician #trades #opportunities #crew #Africa #Canada #video  #instavideo
Thanks to @MSCFoundationOfficial in-kind donation of free shipping, we were able to supply the nation of Guinea with more than 16,000 items of vital PPE to help their people stay safe during the pandemic. It takes an entire community to continue our work of hope and healing, and we’re grateful to have incredible partners join us in this work.#MercyShips #MSC #MSCFoundation #PPE #Guinea #partnership #gratitude #COVID19 #pandemic #donation #nonprofit #community #staysafe #hope #healing
He's a visionary, a teacher, and one of the leading eye surgeons in Togo — meet Dr. Abram Wodome. In the decade since he was mentored onboard the Africa Mercy, Dr. Wodome has implemented his training throughout the region and more than quadrupled his number of annual cataract surgeries.#MercyShips #GlobalSurgery #GlobalHealth #HeroesOfHealthcare #surgeon #healthcareheroes #eyes #ophthalmic #AfricaMercy #medical #capacitybuilding #training #teacher #visionary #teaching #surgicalskills #mentor #mentorship
Thanks to our partnership with @Philips.Foundation and generosity of the Rotary Global Grant, a 2,000 kilo CT scanner was recently installed on the Global Mercy!
Computed tomography (CT) is a technique that allows the user to see inside the body without the need for intervention. Tools like this onboard are a huge reason why we can provide quality surgical care. Together, we can transform even more lives.#PhilipsFoundation #AccessToCare #MercyShips #GlobalMercy #rotary #grant #CT #CTscanner #medical #equipment #onboard #maritime #ship #shiplife #surgical #surgicalcare #transformlives
We couldn't do what we do without our local day crew, who work onboard our ships in each host nation. The impact of our day crew extends beyond translating — they also serve as our language lifeline and our bridge between cultures. This International Mother Language Day, we celebrate the day crew who play an enormous role in helping us build long-lasting cross-cultural relationships wherever we go!#InternationalMotherLanguageDay #MercyShips #MotherLanguageDay #HealthWorkers #language #thankyou #gratitude #crosscultural #culture #bridge #celebrate
Nothing can stop little Diacko now! He’s using his newly straightened legs to their full potential and will never again hear the taunts of Diacko, "the bow-legged boy.” THANK YOU to all our partners who helped bring Diacko hope and healing!#MercyShips  #HopeandHealing #hope #healing #transformation #thankyou #gratitude #ortho #orthopaedic #orthopedic #surgery #physio #physiotherapy

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