HEROES OF HEALTHCARE: EMMANUEL ESSAH

Through the medical capacity building program, Mercy Ships works hand-in-hand with partnering nations and local medical professionals to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Africa – and has been doing so for almost 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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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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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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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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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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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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Mercy Ships Canada named as a top Canadian charity bringing high-impact positive change

Mercy Ships Canada was recently named as one of Circle Act’s Absolute Top 99.5% Charities in Canada who bring high-impact positive change! Thanks to our partners around the world, Mercy Ships is able to bring free healthcare and medical capacity building where it is needed most. While our ship is currently unable to provide aid in […]

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International Day of the Seafarer

Mercy Ships floating hospital, the Africa Mercy, is the world’s largest charity-run hospital ship. Seafarers are the key workers who keep our ships operational and use their skills to deliver humanitarian development and transform thousands of lives each year. In honour of International Day of the Seafarer on June 25th, Mercy Ships Canada wants to […]

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