Announcements

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...

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...

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