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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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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Sharing Hope Together on World Health Day

On April 7, people around the world celebrate World Health Day by amplifying this year’s theme: building a healthier, fairer world. It’s a mission that strikes a particularly resonant chord with Mercy Ships. We are founded on the belief that everyone deserves safe, timely, and affordable surgery. For more than 40 years, we have been […]

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Courageous Caregivers Who #ChooseToChallenge

The courage to challenge leads to change. This International Women’s Day we’re celebrating all the women who #ChooseToChallenge – volunteers, donors, and caregivers – leaving a lasting impact. In Sub-Saharan Africa, this is often demonstrated by courageous women who, despite overwhelming odds, have held onto hope that a brighter future is possible for their loved […]

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Partner with Mercy Ships Canada on Giving Tuesday

Join us on December 1st for the 8th annual GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together to support favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part […]

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International Day of the Seafarer

Mercy Ships floating hospital, the Africa Mercy, is the world’s largest charity-run hospital ship. Seafarers are the key workers who keep our ships operational and use their skills to deliver humanitarian development and transform thousands of lives each year. In honour of International Day of the Seafarer on June 25th, Mercy Ships Canada wants to […]

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Together, we care.

When the world feels uncertain, we look for the good. When we realize that healthcare systems are fragile, we look for security. When we feel that our health is at risk, we look for the helpers. Today is World Health Day — a day set aside by the World Health Organization (WHO) to focus on […]

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