Since 1978…

Mercy Ships has provided services in developing nations valued at more than £600 million, including the following:

  • Performed more than 67,000 life-changing operations such as cleft lip and palate repair, cataract removal, orthopaedic procedures, facial reconstruction and obstetric fistula repair
  • Treated over 572,000 patients in village clinics
  • Treated over 119,000 dental patients with more than 305,000 dental procedures performed
  • Trained more than 5,800 local health-care teachers who have in turn trained many others
  • Trained over 32,100 local professionals in their area of expertise (e.g. surgery, anaesthesiology, midwifery, leadership)
  • Taught over 164,000 local people in basic health care
  • Completed over 1,100 community development projects focusing on water and sanitation, education, infrastructure development and agriculture. 


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