Author: Tim Farquhar

The current situation of COVID-19, highlighted by the W.H.O.'s announcement of the designation of COVID-19 as a pandemic and the increasing travel restrictions applied by several countries, have made it increasingly difficult for Mercy Ships to continue to carry out its programs to the required...

It takes volunteers from many different backgrounds and nations to provide access to safe, timely healthcare. When we think of the importance of International Women’s Day, we are moved by the strength of the women that serve with us, impacting lives on a daily basis....

What are the chances of scrubbing up and walking into one of the operating theatres onboard the Africa Mercy and bumping into a close childhood friend, you’d lost touch with almost forty-six years ago? For general surgeon James Smellie and ophthalmic surgeon Richard Newsom (two...

The Bond International Development Award recognises life-changing achievements made by individuals who are devoted to global development and humanitarian assistance. Our trustee and volunteer, Dr Keith Thomson, has been nominated, this is his story. Dr Keith Thomson first read about Mercy Ships and the Anastasis (our...

Two of Mercy Ships very own African Changemakers will be sharing their experiences on CNN International from the 31st of January. CNN International's African Voices Changemakers highlights extraordinary people who have paved the way for change on the African continent, here are the stories of two,...

You are warmly invited to join us for one of our heart-warming Mercy Ships Carol Services this December. These services offer us a chance to reflect on the miracle of lives transformed and celebrate the birth of Jesus together in the company of Mercy Ships volunteers, staff...

Georgia Ainsworth volunteered with Mercy Ships for two years with her husband Peter. Georgia served in our communication team onboard the ship. She tells us what Christmas is like onboard...

It must take real strength to leave behind all you know and head in search of healing. Many of our patients travel great distances to reach our floating hospital, the Africa Mercy. Can you imagine what it must be like? The arduous journey fuelled by...

After its premiere at the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival, our 360 Virtual Reality film ‘Mercy’ is now available to watch on Oculus. Directed by Armando Kirwin, this immersive film follows 14-year-old Edith through her healing journey onboard the Africa Mercy. Edith, who had a tennis...

Baroness Sugg CBE, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the Department for International Development, visited the Africa Mercy last week alongside Victoria Billing OBE, the UK’s ambassador to Senegal.   [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/W6BVa_jo2Ok']   During their visit, Baroness Sugg and Ambassador Billing heard about the work that Mercy Ships volunteers...

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