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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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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French Academy of Medicine – Contributions by Dr Pierre M’Pelé and Professor Marc Gentilini

The end of January National Academy of Medicine conference, which brought together eminent doctors and professors of medicine, addressed the following topics: the allergic risks of the RNA vaccine for COVID-19; mitochondrial pathologies and reproduction; and lead-free cardiac stimulation. During this session, Dr. Pierre M’Pelé, Director of the Africa Bureau de Mercy Ships, was invited […]

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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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Seafarer’s Story

#SmallActsBigDifference is an essential way to demonstrate mercy during this challenging season. In a show of solidarity for seafarers, Mercy Ships Canada wants to highlight the work of The Nautical Institute in officially supporting the Emergency Funding for Developing World Seafarers campaign run by the International Seafarers’ ​Welfare & Assistance Network. Mercy Ships is an […]

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Interferry to back Mercy Ships healthcare mission

Global trade association Interferry and Mercy Ships have announced that Interferry will support Mercy Ships, an international charity with the mission to increase access to healthcare in developing nations through a fleet of hospital ships. Interferry will highlight Mercy Ships at its annual conference in October and will further promote the charity to the association’s […]

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The Africa Mercy Departs Guinea

The 2018-19 field service in Guinea has come to an end! The Africa Mercy has now left Conakry, Guinea, for the Canary Islands, where the ship will undergo annual maintenance before setting sail for Senegal, our next port of service. This field service has been an outstanding success, with partners from all over the world […]

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Helping out half a world away

This week Canadian volunteer nurse Kim Marlatt was featured in The Chatham Voice, speaking about her recent service with Mercy Ships. Marlatt, an OR nurse with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, recently returned after two weeks onboard the Africa Mercy in Conakry, Guinea. She spent her two-week vacation from work to donate her time and professional […]

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