A Mother’s Wish Come True

A tragic situation led to six-year-old Elina suffering from third degree burns on the right side of her face, neck and arm. Her mother, Charlotte, came to Mercy Ships to ask for help in restoring her daughter. As a single mother, she could no longer afford to provide the medical care her daughter urgently needed. Mercy […]

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Finding More than Hope at the HOPE Centre

The HOPE (Hospital Out Patient Extension) Center is the Mercy Ships facility where we care for our patients before and after surgery. This allows the hospital to conduct more life changing surgeries by freeing up bed spaces. The patients and their caregivers stay at the HOPE Center while continuing to receive out-patient care and physical […]

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Meet Mercy Ships Canada Board Member Dr. Sherif Emil

From our volunteers to our donors to our national office staff and board members, each individual plays an important role in making sure Mercy Ships stays afloat and is able to continue to provide free life changing health care to those in need. Mercy Ships Canada board member Dr. Sherif Emil recently spoke with CBC about his upcoming visit to Tamatave, Madagascar where […]

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Madagascar’s Musical Mozart

Four-year-old Jean sits quietly outside his home. He takes in the sights and sounds of the village children playing football. He watches as the kids excitedly cheer for the goal that has just been scored. And he yearns for the day that he can take part in the games. Sadly, Jean is never invited to […]

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The Loooooove Boat!

Valentine’s Day is approaching and love is in the air… There is also something in the water at Mercy Ships! Since 1978 the fleet of ships have often been called the “Love Boats” one, because the ships provide free life changing medical care to thousands of people and two, many of our volunteers have found a […]

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Haingo’s Journey

Haingo needed intense care to bring her back from the brink. Her cleft palate was the greatest concern; her inability to breastfeed/nurse left her severely malnourished. Her bilateral cleft palate left her face severely disfigured.  Haingo was almost seven months old and weighed a fragile 2.2kg (less than 5 lbs) when she was admitted with […]

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Three Important Tenets to International Development

Happy International Development Week! Is everyone else as excited about this as I am? Probably not, but that’s okay. 🙂 I’ve known  I wanted to work in international development  since I was a teenager. It’s what I studied in university, it’s where I focused my volunteer efforts and it was what I read/thought/talked about for […]

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Meet our International Crew: Yvonne Ferrari

[:en]As Yvonne Ferrari began to think about her retirement years, she knew she wanted to pursue volunteer work. She had worked for a number of years in the hospitality industry but wasn’t sure where her skills would fit in the mission field. When a friend shared a bit about Mercy Ships and its mission, Yvonne […]

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