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

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Samory

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Monique

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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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Latest news

18.04.2019

First Lady of Guinea Visits Africa Mercy

One of the great joys of serving in host countries is building relationships with each nation’s leaders and representatives
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15.04.2019

Helping out half a world away

This week Canadian volunteer nurse Kim Marlatt was featured in The Chatham Voice, speaking about her recent service
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