Mercy Ships Canada Provides Free Healthcare to People in Great Need

people do not have access to safe, affordable and timely surgery
of all children need surgical care before their 15th birthday
0 %
surgical procedures are needed to address the burden of disease

Those stats are tough to read.
We believe that the humanitarian work we offer by bringing hospital ships
directly to Africa can turn things around.

"One of the many wonderful aspects of working with Mercy Ships is the ability to teach and mentor trainees during our field services – from our own communities, as well as from Africa. And these relationships will continue far beyond the time we have together."

Our Approach to Healthcare Development

Saliou after surgery
  • Respect. In delivering direct medical services, we are committed to serving the patients and their families.
  • Equality. We treat every patient equally despite gender, race or age.
  • Comprehensive. Treatment services are wide-ranging and include women’s health, various surgical procedures, maxillofacial surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, dental, and eye care. 
  • Sustainable. Education, Training and Advocacy program provides training opportunities for doctors and health professionals to strengthen health care systems.
  • Collaborative. When invited, we develop customized partnerships with every nation we serve.
  • Community Engagement. To help patients and their families to return to school, work and to be able to support the entire family.

Social Impact: The Difference Makers

surgical procedures performed
health care professionals trained
volunteers onboard our hospital ships every year

The real change comes when we all work together.

Become a difference-maker.
Your contribution can give someone the healthcare they need and deserve.