Author: Tim Farquhar

DAKAR SENEGAL, August 15, 2019 - This month marks the second time that the Port of Dakar has welcomed a Mercy Ship to its shore. This time it is the Africa Mercy – the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship. In response to an invitation from the...

This month marks the second time that the Port of Dakar has welcomed a Mercy Ship to its shore. This time it is the Africa Mercy - the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, delivering free, safe surgical care. This floating hospital is staffed...

Mercy Ships is thrilled to announce that the 360-degree virtual reality film “Mercy” has been nominated for honours at the 2019 VR Awards. The film follows Mercy Ships patient Edith on her life-changing journey of healing through free surgery onboard our hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.  Hosted...

Government of Sierra Leone renews partnership with hospital ship charity to strengthen surgical care Freetown, Sierra Leone 31 May 2019 – During an audience with His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, the government of Sierra Leone and Mercy Ships signed...

A 7-month-old patient receives cleft lip surgery onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship. A baby born with a debilitating cleft lip in Guinea has received free surgery from Mercy Ships volunteers, marking the charity's 100,000th surgical procedure1 onboard its hospital ships. Aissata (EYE-sat-ah), a 7-month-old child,...

JB Gill, musician and TV presenter of Songs of Praise, is challenging churches to use their creativity and talents to help send medical care to some of the poorest people in the world. JB learnt all about the work of Mercy Ships during his recent visit...

Mercy Ships are excited to share that Mercy has been selected for the SXSW Festival! It really is an honour to be selected! Armando Kirwin and Oculus visited Mercy Ships and our floating hospital, the Africa Mercy. Using virtual reality technology, Edith’s journey through life-changing surgery onboard...

“When I was 12, I saw a woman on TV… her husband had burned her with acid – her face had become fused to her neck, so she could never look a person in the eye.” Dr Fifonsi Odry Agbessi mimics the condition, tucking her chin...

JB may be best known as a former member of the band JLS and as a presenter on BBC’s "Songs of Praise." He’s also become a farmer and is committed to raising awareness about where our food comes from, as well as helping young people...

Long term UK volunteer becomes Country Director for SenegalKirstie’s appointment as Country Director for Senegal comes at a key time and is proof that Mercy Ships is continuing to focus on sustainable development with a committed team to work in Senegal before the Africa Mercy...

Mercy Ships is excited to be the featured charity partner for the 2019 Spring Harvest festival — the second year in a row for such an honour! We had such an uplifting experience last year at Spring Harvest that we can’t wait to return. The thousands...

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