Pandemic pivot: For some, COVID-19 triggers positive life changes

Disruptive, economically and personally devastating, inconvenient and in some cases life-altering and deadly: There is no question the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a massive toll. But it has also spurred global collaboration to ­produce vaccines, forced people, companies and ­countries to innovate and change the way they operate, and fuelled discovery, all the while kindling […]

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Volunteer Irik Mallie

Irik Mallie Starts a New Journey and Makes His Mark as Chief Engineer of the Global Mercy

The Mercy Ships community onboard our hospital ships is like none other. Our volunteer crew bring their unique skills and vibrant life experiences from around the world to serve the people who need it most. It’s about so much more than a professional title. It’s about bringing all that you are – both in and […]

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Global Mercy Delivery

THE GLOBAL MERCY™ ORIGIN STORY

The Global Mercy™ Origin Story: How the dream of a purpose-built hospital ship became reality On June 16, 2021, Mercy Ships celebrated a joyful moment: the delivery of the Global Mercy™, which means the official handover of the vessel from the shipyard. The construction journey — which first began in 2015 when the first piece […]

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Day of the Seafarer

On June 25th we celebrate Day of the Seafarer, and we want to show our deep appreciation for the maritime community. We especially want to acknowledge the unique contributions of seafarers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic – their work keeps global supply chains open, often at significant personal cost. We offer our support to all crew […]

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medical capacity building

Medical Capacity Building in Liberia

Canadian team member Ms. Annick Sylvestre, on secondment to Mercy Ships part of the Country Engagement Team (CET) – Operations Liaison, provides an update on Mercy Ships recent medical capacity building work in Liberia. Through the Africa Mercy had to depart Africa in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Ships partnerships and programs have […]

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Dr Pierre M'Pelé

Celebrating Africa Day with Dr. Pierre M’Pelé: “We have to believe in Africa”

For more than 30 years, Mercy Ships has been invited to multiple countries on the continent and worked side by side with many different African people. On Africa Day, we want to thank these nations and people for their hospitality, partnership, and friendship. We also want to take the opportunity to share what Africa Day […]

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Obstetric fistula

From Shame to Celebration: Mercy Ships Women’s Health Program

Welcoming a new baby into the family should be a time of pure joy and celebration. But for an estimated 100,000 women around the world each year, childbirth instead ended in a devastating injury. Obstetric fistula is a condition that often occurs during prolonged and obstructed labor when women don’t have access to adequate maternity […]

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Global Mercy

New Mercy Ship, the Global Mercy™, Ready to Sail Around the Globe

We are very excited to announce that our newest ship, the Global Mercy™, is officially seaworthy after passing the final sea trials. This marks a major milestone for Mercy Ships and signals the approaching end of the construction process, started in 2015. Passing sea trials means the vessel can sail for an extended time as […]

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Dr. Patricia Eyoup Sen, an ophthalmic surgeon

Heroes of Healthcare: Dr. Patricia Eyoup Sen Brings a New Vision to Cameroon

Through the capacity building program, Mercy Ships works together with government officials and local medical professionals to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Africa – and has been doing so for more than 30 years. In that time, Mercy Ships has been introduced to countless talented medical professionals who bring hope and healing to their communities […]

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Programme « Food for Life » au Sénégal

Mercy Ships Food for Life Program: Changing Lives in Senegal, One at a Time

Mercy Ships has long been committed to strengthening health systems and providing direct medical services through surgical intervention onboard our hospital ships. But did you know, Mercy Ships is also dedicated to whole person care? Since 1997, Mercy Ships has provided education to help participants rebuild, restore, and renew their land and communities through organic […]

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