Accessible Healthcare in Africa is Vital

In West and sub-Saharan Africa, 93% of the population cannot afford medical care or live too far from a hospital to access treatment.

The Crises in Accessible Healthcare Needs to Change.

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Healthcare is a Necessity

For many people, medical attention is just out of reach. It’s either not financially possible or available. The stark reality is many are living with treatable health conditions because they cannot get the medications, treatments, or surgeries they need.

The Health Struggle is Real

Lack of proper medical attention affects more than just someone’s health. A serious health condition means people can be ostracized from their families and communities. When people live in fear, shame, and isolation, their lives get stripped away because they cannot access healthcare.

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People living with debilitating illnesses or deformities face real struggles and hardships. However, getting medical care and attention means they can work and take care of their families.


When children are sick or unhealthy, they cannot attend school. However, access to the medical attention they need means an opportunity to become educated.


Communities suffer when their members are unable to contribute due to illness. Access to medical care can strengthen and enable communities to grow and sustain themselves.


There are many impacts when countries cannot offer all the medical care needed. Medical capacity building, education and training strengthen a nation’s health delivery system and help address the challenges.

Darryl Anderson Appointed as Interim National Director of Mercy Ships Canada

Tackling a Global Medical Crisis

Mercy Ships is uniquely positioned to serve Africa’s needy with full operational, self-contained hospital ships equipped to perform numerous surgical procedures.
In addition to offering free medical care, we provide training programs to help local healthcare workers provide better care to their communities for sustainable change.

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.