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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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Mercy Ships Canada and Parametric Pro Consulting

Leading With Compassion During COVID-19

At Mercy Ships Canada, your support allows us to provide free, life-changing surgeries to those in need. While COVID-19 has physically prevented people from coming together this past year, it has not stopped communities from uniting to help transform medical care to those who need it most in this world. Here’s one story of a […]

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Dr. Patricia Eyoup Sen, an ophthalmic surgeon

Heroes of Healthcare: Dr. Patricia Eyoup Sen Brings a New Vision to Cameroon

Through the capacity building program, Mercy Ships works together with government officials and local medical professionals to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Africa – and has been doing so for more than 30 years. In that time, Mercy Ships has been introduced to countless talented medical professionals who bring hope and healing to their communities […]

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Programme « Food for Life » au Sénégal

Mercy Ships Food for Life Program: Changing Lives in Senegal, One at a Time

Mercy Ships has long been committed to strengthening health systems and providing direct medical services through surgical intervention onboard our hospital ships. But did you know, Mercy Ships is also dedicated to whole person care? Since 1997, Mercy Ships has provided education to help participants rebuild, restore, and renew their land and communities through organic […]

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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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Education E learning

Providing Medical Capacity Building Programs Through a Different Lens: Adapting to eLearning

When 2020 began, Mercy Ships had a full slate of our regular in-country medical training programs in the pipeline. Of course, like many others around the world, we had to adapt our plans when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out early in the year. We quickly realized that 2020 would look very different than we originally […]

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“They light up when I speak French”: How learning a foreign language helps to reach out and connect

Bonjour! It’s French Language Day, a day to reflect on the official language in most of the countries Mercy Ships visits. Lisa Benner from Castlegar, BC, during her time serving as French teacher in Guinea. After retuning from traveling and taking a job as a Grade 3 French Immersion teacher in Okotoks, Alberta, it wasn’t […]

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COVID-19 Safety Onboard a Mercy Ship

As Mercy Ships prepares to return our fleet to Africa, we’re also in the process of staffing both of our ships with an international crew. Our lifesaving, life-changing work wouldn’t be possible without incredible volunteers coming from around the world to serve onboard. Of course, we have had to adapt life onboard our ships to […]

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Story of Ly Chiek

Lasting Impact in Action: Ly Cheick’s Story

Ly Cheick, a 24-year-old Guinean student, was in the prime of life with plenty of dreams for the future. However, he had a problem — one that was only getting worse over time. He had noticed a bump growing in his mouth that was becoming more and more visible. In 2020, after a recommendation from […]

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Courageous Caregivers Who #ChooseToChallenge

The courage to challenge leads to change. This International Women’s Day we’re celebrating all the women who #ChooseToChallenge – volunteers, donors, and caregivers – leaving a lasting impact. In Sub-Saharan Africa, this is often demonstrated by courageous women who, despite overwhelming odds, have held onto hope that a brighter future is possible for their loved […]

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