Access to Proper Medical Care Changes Lives - Forever.

Mercy Ships operates hospital ships run by skilled volunteers to provide
free world-class medical services to developing nations.

Double the Trouble, Twice the Joy

Ousseynou and AssaneOusseynou and Assane shared more than just looks: they also shared a condition that caused their legs to turn outwards. Now, thanks to caring partners, both boys have a bright future. Double the Trouble, Twice the Joy While 5-year-olds Ousseynou and Assane may look alike, it’s obvious to see their different personalities –Ousseynou

Going the Extra Mile

Paul Bernard Going the Extra Mile Voriger Nächster The air was warm and thick in the room where three-year-old Paul Bernard and his older cousin were sleeping. It was a night like any other. But in his sleep, his cousin accidentally knocked over a nearby kerosene lamp, lighting their mattress on fire and engulfing the

Dreams of Being a Doctor

GnilaneGnilane’s dream of becoming a doctor was threatened by a tumour that had been growing on her face for most of her life. Voriger Nächster Dreams of Being a Doctor Gnilane first noticed the small lump on her face when she was 15 years old. At first, she didn’t think anything of it and figured

Ibrahim’s Fixed Feet

Ibrahim Generous partners and early intervention fixed Ibrahim’s feet, saving him from a lifetime of limited mobility. Ibrahim’s Fixed Feet Voriger Nächster We met 1-year-old baby Ibrahim last August, at one of the first Mercy Ships screenings in Guinea. Ibrahim’s mischievous grin was the first thing screening volunteers noticed – but once he begins trying

Leon’s Story

Leon It was a normal afternoon for 42-year-old Leon until he caught a lift on the back of a friend’s motorcycle, and his life was changed forever. Leon’s Story Voriger Nächster Racing through frenzied traffic, the driver swerved to avoid oncoming vehicles as they made their way across the city. Suddenly, they lost control and

We’ve seen firsthand the challenges that arise when people don't have access to safe and timely healthcare. It weakens communities and leaves individuals vulnerable.

Volunteers

Mercy Ships has been offering free healthcare
for over 40 years.

  • Two surgical ships, the Global Mercy and the Africa Mercy.
  • Over 1,600 qualified volunteers from all over the world serve annually.
  • Mentorship and training programs support local medical professionals in achieving long-term success.

The Need is Great, But You Can Help Transforms Lives

Here's How to Get on Board

1

Donate

Everybody should have access to medical care, don't you agree? 
Your donation can make
that happen.

2

Volunteer

Whether you are someone with a heart for people in need, or a qualified medical professional we can find a place for you.

3

Spread the Word

We need your help in recruitment.
Share what Mercy Ships is doing by hosting an event.

Bringing Medical Care Right to Africa's Shores

  • Frees people from the burdens they carry.
  • Allows more children to attend school and become educated.
  • Develops stronger healthcare systems.
  • Restores opportunities and allows everyone to live more fully in the community.
  • Empowers others to do more and become agents of change.
  • Contributes to greater health equality.

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🇨🇦 Tune in to Radio-Canada tomorrow, 📢 Saturday October 23, at 10:15am EDT to hear Canadian volunteer Céline Léger speaking on Samedi et rien d'autre about her work with Mercy Ships!
🇨🇦 Demain, samedi 23 octobre à 10h15 (heure d’été de l’Est), écoutez Radio-Canada 📢⁣
La bénévole canadienne Céline Léger parlera dans "Samedi et rien d'autre" de son expérience avec Mercy Ships !
“We have to focus on our strength and that is the people of Africa, especially the young," says Dr. Pierre M'Pele, Mercy Ships Africa Director. "Fifty percent of our people are under the age of 20. We should focus on them, because they can make a difference in the coming decades... We need good leaders for this continent, young people that are committed to improve the continent.”⁣
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Your support is helping #MercyShips train the next generation of healthcare leaders in Africa. Together, we are building a world where everyone has equal access to the care they need.⁣
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Learn more 👉 https://mercyships.ca/training-capacity-building/ [LINK IN BIO]⁣
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#GlobalHealth #Africa #MercyShips #hope #healing #mentoring #training #healthcare #equality
Did you know, anesthesia was first used on October 16 — all the way back in 1846? This pioneered a new era of surgical care, and now we celebrate every year! On this World Anesthesia Day, we want to highlight our incredible volunteer anesthesia providers who help bring the highest quality of care onboard our ships. Thank you for making safe surgery possible for our patients!⁣
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#ThankYou #WorldAnesthesiaDay #WorldAnaesthesiaDay #Anesthesia #SafeSurgery #MercyShips
👁️ Nearly everyone on the planet will experience an eye health issue in their lifetime – and more than a billion people worldwide do not have access to eye care services. ⁣
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When Dr. Wodomé first became a surgeon, his goal was to leave Togo and move to the West. Through his training with Mercy Ships, he discovered a new dream — one that's transformed thousands of lives in his home country. ⁣
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In honour of World Sight Day, we are celebrating surgeons like Dr. Wodomé, whose work gives the gift of sight to those who would otherwise live in darkness. Learn more 👉 https://mercyships.ca/en/eye-care/⁣
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#WorldSightDay #WSD #LoveYourEyes #MakeYourMark #MercyShips #ophthalmic #surgery #eyes #eyesight #eyehealth #healthcare #equality #development #training #Africa
Keeping things clean is one of the most vital components of providing safe surgery. Volunteers like Frank, OR Sterilizer, help protect every patient by painstakingly sterilizing the equipment in the operating room before surgery. This ⁣
Sterile Processing Week, we want to say THANK YOU to the volunteers who do the time-consuming work that makes hope and healing possible.⁣
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Find out how you can make your mark onboard one of our hospital ships 👉 https://www.mercyships.org/makeyourmark/ [LINK IN BIO]⁣
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#SterileProcessingWeek #SterileProcessing #MakeYourMark #HealthWorkers #Volunteer #MercyShips #onboard #hospitalship
🙏 Today (and every day!) we are so grateful for YOU! Your support transforms lives, and your generosity is helping build a healthier, fairer world, where everyone has access to safe, affordable surgical care. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! ❤️
As in many places around the world, mental health is often overlooked and under-addressed in sub-Saharan Africa, due to financial and systemic challenges. This means those with mental health disorders often suffer in silence. Your support helps Mercy Ships run mental health training programs in Liberia, Togo, and South Africa, equipping and empowering participants to better meet the needs of those around them. ⁣
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This World Mental Health Day, what mental health resources are you grateful for?⁣
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#WorldMentalHealthDay #GlobalHealth #MentalHealth #MercyShips
In 2011, when the Africa Mercy visited Sierra Leone, Abubakarr brought his cousin to the ship for surgery. He was so touched by the kindness of the nurses that he returned to work on the ship five years later. Abubakarr is now a volunteer engine rating on the Africa Mercy, helping deliver hope and healing to people just like his cousin in neighbouring nations.⁣
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Do you want to make your mark like Abubakarr? We need every skill set imaginable to crew the #GlobalMercy for her first field service. Find your place onboard today 👉 https://www.mercyships.org/makeyourmark/ [LINK IN BIO]⁣
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#Volunteer #MakeYourMark #MercyShips #maritime #mariner #seafarer #setsail #hope #healing #adventure #transformlives #AfricaMercy #GlobalMercy
Thanks to your support, children like Mohammed are given the gift of health and happiness. ⁣
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Today is #ChildHealthDay, and we are celebrating the impact your generosity has on the lives of children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Your support is helping #MercyShips work with more families like Mohammed's to change more children's lives — and partner with local doctors to build medical infrastructure.⁣
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Learn more 👉 https://mercyships.ca/what-we-do/how-we-help/ [LINK IN BIO]⁣
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#ChildHealthDay #ChildHealth #GlobalHealth #MercyShips #celebrate #give #health #happiness #cutekids #thankyou #nonprofit #healthcare #equality

The real change comes when we all work together.

It’s an all-hands-on-deck job.
So, partner with us today, and don’t miss the opportunity to help change someone’s life forever.
Your support and volunteer efforts bring hope and healing to so many in great need.