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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Instagram post 2180831706897147764_331223777 During the month of November, the Africa Mercy screening team will be traveling to the interior regions of Senegal to find those in need of healthcare who otherwise would have limited to no access to safe, affordable, and timely surgery. Stay tuned for more stories of transformation!#mercyships #transformation #africamercy #screening #senegal
Instagram post 2180104314935550776_331223777 "I did not stop my prayers the entire time Israel was being operated on. My son has found his first victory, and he is now a handsome boy!" #mercyships #maxillofacial #surgery #thatsmile #cutekids
Instagram post 2179376995140430450_331223777 Berger Dowevi, a volunteer on the Africa Mercy eye team, teaches how to conduct a test for visual acuity during the Basic Eye Care course. This course focused on training to equip local healthcare professionals in rural areas to screen for cataract surgery.
#cataract #surgery #africamercy #ophthalmic #eyes #eyecare #training #mercyships
Instagram post 2178647191822995103_331223777 “A joyful heart is good medicine…” Proverbs 17:22#joy #love #medicine #mercyships #africamercy #proverb #inspiration #thatsmile
Instagram post 2177919924659676607_331223777 Orthopaedic screening has started in #Senegal! Stay tuned for inspirational stories of straightened legs, fixed feet and lives transformed.#ortho #orthopedic #orthopaedic #surgery #mercyships #africamercy
Instagram post 2176453590360824290_331223777 Mercy Ships operates state-of-the-art hospital ships run by skilled volunteers to deliver free surgery and world-class health care services in developing nations. Every year around 1000 volunteers from over 40 nations donate their time and professional skills to support our mission.#mercyships #canada #volunteer
Instagram post 2176387344198612082_331223777 “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and the bless you, the giver.” -Barbara De AngelisSometimes, the smallest acts of #kindness are the ones that mean the most. #worldkindnessday
Instagram post 2175634868143024508_331223777 In many of the regions Mercy Ships serves, dental services are not readily available - but the need continues to exist for patients like Ronaldo, and can definitely impact long term health.The specialized skills of our volunteer dental lab technicians make healthy smiles possible in West Africa. Short-term opportunities are currently available!#volunteer #dental #dentaltechnician #mercyships #africamercy #oralhealth
Instagram post 2175146629052402960_331223777 Volunteer physiotherapist Francesca helps Aliou work on the range of movement in his shoulder as he recovers from reconstructive surgery. He is quickly restoring motion, and when he’s not in rehab, he is scampering through the wards making everyone smile!#volunteer #physio #physiotherapy #reconstructive #surgery #smile

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