From #FirstWorldProblems to #WorldProblemsFirst

How the Mercy Ships campaign ignites a new conversation Is your phone’s Face ID not working because of your face mask? Did your online order come in a day late? Or maybe, is your attempt at a do-it-yourself haircut driving you a little crazy? Then you can join the millions of people on social media […]

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Mercy Ships Canada named as a top Canadian charity bringing high-impact positive change

Mercy Ships Canada was recently named as one of Circle Act’s Absolute Top 99.5% Charities in Canada who bring high-impact positive change! Thanks to our partners around the world, Mercy Ships is able to bring free healthcare and medical capacity building where it is needed most. While our ship is currently unable to provide aid in […]

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Day Crew in Senegal Take Action Together to Battle COVID-19

In each field service Mercy Ships hires local day crew to work on the Africa Mercy and in every other Mercy Ships operational site to help our mission of bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor. Our programs could not be delivered without the support of our day crew. While there is a vast number of […]

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#SmallActsBigDifference

As the world’s attention has shifted to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Ships remains committed to our mission: providing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor. Now more than ever, we need your prayers and your support to continue our work of caring for people in desperate need. Mercy Ships Canada recognizes the importance of […]

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Cotonou Site Map 2016-2017

[:en]The Africa Mercy is docked in Cotonou, Benin however Mercy Ships has multiple offsite locations where we see, screen and help patients. This screening center is located in Cotonou at CENTRE DON BOSCO, ZOGBO about 8 kilometers from the ship. [:]

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What’s so Special about a Gangway?

[:en] The gangway. Some of the most powerful moments happen on this big metal staircase – A patient takes their first steps of anticipation and hope up into our floating hospital. A recently arrived crew member carries their bag to their new home. Another group bids a sad farewell to a departing friend. Another patient […]

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What is Fistula?

[:en] What is Obstetric Fistula? Obstetric fistula is a devastating pregnancy-related disability that primarily affects young women from poor backgrounds. Fistula is usually the result of obstructed labour which means the baby does not exit the pelvis during childbirth due to being physically blocked. However, fistula is a preventable and mostly treatable condition. Obstructed labour […]

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What is Noma?

Noma. “happily most people in the world won’t know what that word means. That’s a credit to the health care systems across the world and the nutrition improvements that have happened in so many places. But in the remaining very, very poor countries where malnutrition is a major issue as it is here in Madagascar, […]

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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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7 Packing Tips for Volunteers

[:en] Packing tips for Canadians headed to the Africa Mercy suggested by the crew who know what comes in handy, and/or have found themselves in a pickle once or twice!   1. If your headed to the ship long-term or are taking part in the sail to a new country, invest in a hammock. They can be hung […]

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