Author: Tim Farquhar

Many of our volunteers have returned home to help their national health services combat the coronavirus. Volunteers like Michelle White (read her story here). It isn’t just our volunteers, some of our staff, who used to be medics, have returned to help in these difficult times, like Kirsty...

Mercy Ships is donating much needed N95 respirator masks from our main supply warehouse in America to the East Texas local healthcare and first responders in order to meet the increased need for protective equipment amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. The N95 masks were part of...

When the world feels uncertain, we look for the good. When we realise that healthcare systems are fragile, we look for security. When we feel that our health is at risk, we look for the helpers. Tuesday the 7th of April is World Health Day,...

The global COVID-19 situation has made it impossible for us to continue to carry out our surgical programmes to the required standards while protecting against the possible spread of the virus. Therefore, in line with the measures taken by the President of Senegal and in...

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...

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