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Are you coming to Big Church Day out this year? If you are, do come and say hello to us at our Mercy Ships stand. We’d love to talk to you about how you and your church can make history by helping Mercy Ships eradicate diseases...

This incredible woman is named Fanta. For 10 long years, she carried this enormous tumour on her arm, hiding it under her clothes as best she could. The tumour weighed 10lbs, or 4.5kg. That’s the equivalent of nine 500g bags of sugar or three 1.5-litre bottles...

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 stories. We have been inspired by the Spring Harvest theme of developing...

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 outstanding work in delivering education to children in Sierra Leone. He first became aware...

Mercy Ships would like to extend a huge thank you to Oswestry Borderland Rotary for supporting one of our UK volunteer crew for a six-month period in Cameroon. The club has been supporting nurse Melanie Langley (pictured right) through a brand new bursary, set up in...

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 time in Benin in 2016/17, starts at 10.25pm on Thursday 15 March. BBC ALBA...

Mercy Ships is delighted to announce the publication of an important medical paper in the PLOS ONE journal. The paper, co-authored by several Mercy Ships experts including Dr Michelle White of Great Ormond Street Hospital, is an evaluation of our implementation of the WHO’s Surgical Safety...

Find out how one of our partners, Medical Aid International, is supporting Mercy Ships on the ground in Cameroon What’s the point in giving out free medical equipment if the recipients don’t know how to use it or take care of it? That’s one of the challenges...

Mercy Ships is delighted to announce that it has been chosen to be the official charity partner for Essential Christian’s Spring Harvest event in 2018 and 2019. This marks the first time that Spring Harvest has partnered with Mercy Ships in its 39-year history. Peter Martin,...

This International Volunteer Day marked two incredible milestones onboard our hospital ship the Africa Mercy, currently docked in Cameroon. Volunteer ophthalmic surgeon from Texas Dr Glenn Strauss performed the 30,000th surgery on the ship - 10 years after performing the very first surgery onboard the Africa...

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