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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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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Mafoudiya

A Miracle for Mafoudiya

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Koumba

Helping Koumba Help Others

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Gami

Gamai

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Adama

Love At First Sight

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Aissata

A New Milestone Brings New Hope

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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

14.08.2019

The Africa Mercy Arrives in Senegal

The world’s largest largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, has docked in Dakar, Senegal, where it will serve
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17.07.2019

Interferry to back Mercy Ships healthcare mission

Global trade association Interferry and Mercy Ships have announced that Interferry will support Mercy Ships, an international
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