Announcements

Wow! Thank you for supporting Mercy Ships on Giving Tuesday Now, the special day of charitable giving in response to the coronavirus pandemic on the 5th May 2020. We are so proud of our amazing Mercy Ships family. It was a truly humbling experience to...

A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a community. You may remember Giving Tuesday from December when the Mercy Ships community came together to raise more than £20,000 in a single day to provide free...

Whether you partner with Mercy Ships through prayer, financial support or as a volunteer, you are a vital part of our family. Your dedication and generosity have provided free, life-changing surgeries to people in need for more than 40 years. During this time of stress and...

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...

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...

In case you missed it, Wednesday 10th September marked the start of surgeries in Senegal, onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. Mercy Ships first surgical patient was a two-year-old boy called Saliou who was born with a cleft lip. At best a...

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...

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...

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