Mercy Ships is a global Christian charity that follows the 2,000-year-old model of Jesus to bring hope and healing to those suffering from disability, disfigurement, and disease. We deploy hospital ships and partner with African nations to transform surgical systems and provide free surgery to those most in need. We believe every person is valuable.

Mercy Ships, Helping Patients

Our patients

In low-income and lower-middle-income countries, nine out of ten people have no access to basic surgical care. Our charity hospital ships sail directly to these people to offer the medical care they need – for free.

Mercy Ships, Volunteers

Our volunteers

The Mercy Ships crew of the Africa Mercy is led by a team of volunteers from up to 40 nations, all of whom give their time and expertise for free. Mercy Ships doesn’t just take doctors and nurses – we need all skills, we need your skills.

Mercy Ships

The countries we visit

Since 1978, medical missions by Mercy Ships have worked with compassion in more than 56 nations, providing services worth over £1.2 billion that have helped more than 2.8 million people. Our current focus is on sub-Saharan Africa.

Vaccinate the vulnerable in Africa

The Delta Variant is threatening the lives of thousands of the poorest and most vulnerable in Africa. Your emergency donation today will protect and save lives. Give now to:

Help vaccinate the most vulnerable people in Central and West African nations, including Senegal, Benin, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Train more African doctors and nurses like Amadou to administer the vaccine.
Spread the news about the free vaccine to rural and remote communities.

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