Announcements

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...

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...

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...

Mercy Ships is delighted to announce the publication of an important medical paper in the British Journal of Surgery (BJS). The paper, co-authored by Mercy Ships expert Dr Michelle White of Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Dr Nina Capo-Chichi, a surgeon in Benin, is an evaluation...

Mercy Ships UK is delighted to announce that our trustee Ann Gloag will be honoured by the Queen in the New Year 2019 honours list. Ann’s commitment to nursing (20 years of service) business and charity are second to none. Ann Gloag said. “I am humbled and...

We’re pleased to share that long-time Mercy Ships volunteers Gary and Susan Parker and their children, Carys and Wesley, have received the Daily Point of Light Award today for their decades of service on our hospital ship. The Daily Point of Light Award, created by George...

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