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Partner with Mercy Ships Canada on Giving Tuesday

Join us on December 1st for the 8th annual GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together to support favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part […]

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Charting the Seas Ahead

It goes without saying 2020 turned out very differently than we all expected. COVID-19 has changed the world we live in, affecting everything from a routine trip to the grocery store – that often involves forgetting your mask in the car – to attending a child’s hockey practice at the local arena (if hockey is […]

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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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Restoring Dignity

The birth of a child should be one of life’s most joyous occasions. But for many women in developing nations, it’s the beginning of a downward spiral into pain, loneliness, and poverty. Without access to routine medical or surgical care during and after delivery, many young women suffer injuries during childbirth, usually occurring during prolonged […]

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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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A ‘One-of-a-Kind’ Hospital Ship

The deployment of the USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort in recent months to American cities overwhelmed by COVID-19 has made people increasingly aware of the important role hospital ships can play in providing critical medical care in times of crisis. What remains much less known is the ongoing global surgery crisis that sees 5 billion […]

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Building Capacity in Mercy Ships Maritime Crew

Eleven Africa Mercy crew from seven nations progress to Ratings and Able Seafarer certifications Even though the global pandemic has kept the Africa Mercy docked in the port of Granadilla Spain for extended annual maintenance, the maritime crew onboard ship are busier than ever. Recently, seven deckhands became Deck Ratings and four Deck Ratings became […]

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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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