Transformed lives: our patients

About 5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate access to surgical interventions. Every year, 143'000 surgeries are lacking. Behind every statistic is a story, a life - a person waiting for hope and healing.

Mercy Ships exists as a compassionate response to a world in need. Together we are part of one race on our planet, irrespective of country, creed or color.

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Double the Trouble, Twice the Joy

While 5-year-olds Ousseynou and Assane may look alike, it’s obvious to see their different personalities –Ousseynou is outgoing and cheeky, while Assaneis quiet and reserved. However, if you were seeing them for the very first time, it would be very difficult to tell the two apart. They share more than just their good looks —both […]

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Dreams of Being a Doctor

Dreams of Being a Doctor

Gnilane’s dream of becoming a doctor was threatened by a tumour that had been growing on her face for most of her life, until she received free surgery onboard the Africa Mercy

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Finding Joy

Finding Joy

Every day, a growing tumour above Benessa’s left eye caused her more and more pain. Doctors feared she might lose her eye. When Benessa’s mother heard about Mercy Ships, she was ecstatic. Her family traveled for hours to get to the Africa Mercy, and they got there just in time.

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I want to volunteer!

Volunteers testimonies

Our volunteers are selfless servants. They deliver the highest quality care to individuals who otherwise would have little access to medical services. And they pay their own way, so every dollar donated to Mercy Ships can go directly to helping the world’s forgotten poor.

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Marsha Tanner’s Story – COVID-19 Response

Marsha Tanner’s Story – COVID-19 Response

Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia

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Renée Joubarne

Renée Joubarne

Canadian volunteer Renée Jourbarne shares her experience volunteering onboard the Africa Mercy as a Media Liaison.

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