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 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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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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The Gamal Dental Clinic in Guinea

The beginning of a partnership in Guinea In May 2018, the Gamal Abdul Nasser University in Conakry expressed the need for a dedicated space for student clinical training at its dental school – the only one in Guinea. Previous dental students graduated without proper clinical experience – a vital aspect for practical education and training, decreasing […]

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Alain-Michel Sékula Introduced as the Chair of the Board of Directors

Mr. Sékula assumes this role following a highly successful and decorated career in insurance and financial services, which includes an appointment as National Vice-President, Business Development with Desjardins Group – one of the largest cooperative financial institutions in the world. He has also successively held several executive positions with other prestigious companies such as Chubb […]

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A New Ship: Announcing the Global Mercy

The world’s largest civilian hospital ship designed to double the hope, double the healing The dream was born long ago. What if we designed a new hospital ship? One that could hold more patients? Support more volunteer crewmembers? Deliver more medical training? What if we build a vessel that could provide even more hope and […]

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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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Mission Mercy Ships

Celebrating Senegal

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Africa Mercy departed Dakar ten weeks ahead of schedule in our 2019/2020 Senegal field service. Thankfully, partners from around the world still helped bring much needed healthcare to thousands of people in need this year! Aliou now stands with arms wide open to match his ever-present smile! His arm is healed, […]

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