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Business Continuity Response Actions of Mercy Ships Canada for Dealing with COVID-19

Mercy Ships is the world’s leading non-governmental, ship-based medical organization. Therefore, the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteer crew, the people we serve and the communities where we live are paramount. In line with the advice, guidance and directives of international, national and local health officials, we have adapted our approach because we know […]

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COVID-19

Whether you partner with Mercy Ships through prayer, financial support, or volunteerism, you are a vital part of our family. Your dedication and generosity has enabled Mercy Ships to provide free, life-changing surgeries to people in need for more than 40 years. Our life-changing mission would simply be impossible without our donors, partners, and selfless […]

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International Women’s Day

It takes volunteers from many different backgrounds to fulfill the Mercy Ships mission of providing access to safe, affordable healthcare. When we think of the importance of International Women’s Day, we are moved by the strength of the women that serve with us – and the women we serve. Rosa Whitaker, President of Mercy Ships […]

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Prime Minister Trudeau Acknowledges Contribution of Mercy Ships Canada Volunteers

The Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau met with Mercy Ships Canadian volunteer crew members in Dakar Senegal on February 12 to thank them for their work. Joining the Prime Minister was Francois-Philippe Champagne, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Canadian Ambassador to Senegal Sebastien Beaulieu. Representing the Canadian volunteer crew was […]

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THANK YOU to all our partners who helped transform lives in 2019!

In 2019, partners from around the world came together to transform lives in Guinea and Senegal. Thanks to this generosity, over 1,500 surgeries changed the lives of those who needed them, over 29,000 dental procedures were performed, and over 1,000 individuals participated in our Medical Capacity Building courses…in two different countries! THANK YOU to all […]

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Mercy Ships Volunteer Nurses Mentor Local Healthcare Providers in Senegal

Nurse Mentoring has started on the Africa Mercy in the operating room, recovery room, and wards of the hospital, as well as in 2 local hospitals in Dakar. Since the ship arrived in September 2019, the Mercy Ships Nurse Mentoring team has been working hard to build relationships and gain trust with the local health […]

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Mercy Ships Canada Appoints Darryl Anderson Managing Director

Victoria Canada, November 25, 2019 – The Board of Mercy Ships Canada today confirmed the appointment of Darryl Anderson to serve as Managing Director to provide executive leadership, direction and support to Mercy Ships Canada’s staff. Preparing the organization for increased service and project opportunities (that will occur with the arrival of a second hospital […]

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Giving Tuesday is December 3rd

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 and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for […]

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New Videos Call Canadians to Africa Mercy

Every year over 1000 volunteers from 40 nations donate their time and professional skills to support the Mercy Ships mission. These dedicated volunteers help bring hope and healing to children, families and communities in need by serving onboard the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. Currently the Africa Mercy is docked in Dakar, […]

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Mercy Ships Celebrates World Sight Day

Established by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness that aims to bring global attention to vision impairment and blindness. Over 2.2 million people worldwide are visually impaired, with an estimated 1 billion suffering from untreated preventable conditions (WHO). In developing nations, eye conditions treatable in early stages […]

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