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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17.12.2018

Humanitarian Leader Appointed as CEO for Mercy Ships Canada

Victoria Canada, December 17, 2018 – The Board of Directors for Mercy Ships Canada is pleased to announce the
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04.12.2018

Giving Tuesday 2018

Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday (end of
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