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. Mercy Ships sails directly to these people to offer the medical care they need – for free.

Mercy Ships, Volunteers

Our volunteers

The Mercy Ships crew 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 your skills.

Mercy Ships

The countries we visit

Since 1978, Mercy Ships has worked with compassion in more than 55 countries, providing services worth more than £1 billion that have helped more than 2.5 million people. Our current focus is on sub-Saharan Africa.

“I salute the vision and mission of Mercy Ships, and ask that you join me in supporting their noble work and contribute to make this world a better place.”

Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa

“To all the ladies and gentlemen on the ship, I express my sincere congratulations for such an unflinching commitment on the side of the most vulnerable and poorest of third-world countries.”

Matthieu Kérékou, Former President, Benin

Mercy Ships in numbers

2500000

PEOPLE HELPED

55

countries served

1000000000

VALUE OF SERVICES

40000

PROFESSIONALS TRAINED

Latest news

  • Mercy Ships is proud to be a partner of Spring Harvest 2018. Since early April, we have been on the ground in Minehead, Skegness and Harrogate, talking with attendees and listening to incredible stori...

  • Alan Wolstencroft, current president of The Rotary Club of Banbury, will receive the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s Champions of Change award in May. Alan has been chosen for his ...

  • The award-winning series about Mercy Ships, The Surgery Ship, is coming to BBC ALBA. The series, which has already aired on the National Geographic channel in the UK, and documents the Africa Mercy‘s ...

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