Announcements

It is with great sadness that we share that Dr Keith Thomson, a British anaesthetist and long-time Mercy Ships volunteer, passed away on 19th April. A man of great passion and generosity of spirit, Dr Keith dedicated himself to improving medical and surgical care in...

In this compelling new documentary, come on a tour of our newest purpose-built hospital ship, the Global Mercy. You’ll meet our inspiring crew and get a glimpse into the experience of our first patients stepping onboard.     Watch this stunning documentary, made with TBN Christian TV, and...

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She led a life of faith and hope, inspiring countless people through her seven decades of unwavering service and leadership. We extend our heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to our International Patron, HRH The...

We are delighted to announce that Mercy Ships trustee, Angharad Milenkovic, has been named as University College London’s new Vice-President (Advancement). From this week, she takes charge of the strategic direction of the university’s philanthropy and alumni relations activity as well as joining its senior...

Two governments have generously waived the charge for the Global Mercy to pass through Suez Canal meaning thousands of extra lives can be saved in Africa. The world’s largest charity hospital ship and the newest in the Mercy Ships fleet is currently on its way to...

Mercy Ships is a faith-based international development organisation that deploys teaching hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world, delivering vital, free medical care to people in desperate need while training local healthcare professionals and strengthening local healthcare systems. All this work...

Mercy Ships UK is delighted to announce it has appointed Joanne Balaam as its new Executive Director.  Joanne’s appointment comes as the charity looks to the future and prepares to unveil big plans that will ensure it reaches more people affected by the global surgery crisis. Joanne...

We are honoured to announce that our #ChangeTheOdds campaign was a finalist at last night's Purpose Awards. It was nominated for Best Fundraising Campaign. Huge congratulations to Médecins Sans Frontières UK, who won the award. Our #ChangeTheOdds generated awareness about the global surgery crisis, the work of...

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General, Ghana Health Services, took delivery of a donation of PPE designated for the nation of Ghana today by Mercy Ships President Rosa Whitaker on behalf of the charity to support the national battle with coronavirus. “We applaud Ghana’s fight against this virus,”...

Mercy Ships UK has appointed Joanne Balaam as Acting Executive Director. Joanne has served at Mercy Ships UK and its US counterpart supporting Finance and Operations and most recently as the Deputy Executive Director of Mercy Ships UK. She succeeds Lea Milligan, who is moving to a new role...

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