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A Stevenage runner is taking part in the London Marathon to help raise money to provide life-changing surgeries at Mercy Ships.   Ian Clark, 52, hopes to raise £4,000 – with his company, SSY, a leading shipbroking firm, agreeing to match anything he raises. Ian learned of Mercy Ships...

Surgery performed by a British consultant on board the Global Mercy has helped a four-year-old boy transform his life.    Amadou, from Senegal, was struggling to walk or move due to rickets. Every step was painful for him. His carer, Mariatou, said watching his condition was...

 Malang, a five-year-old boy from Senegal, had been to multiple hospitals in his home country in search of medical help. His legs started to bow when he was two years old. His parents couldn’t afford surgery or find a surgeon who could perform the necessary...

If you're coming to Big Church Festival (25-26th May) we’ll see you there! Here’s all you need to know about how you can support Mercy Ships at the festival. What is the Big Church Festival? Big Church Festival brings together Christians of all ages and denominations for...

Dr Austin Demby, Minister of Health, Sierra Leone. As surgical and healthcare experts from around the world gather for the 64th Annual Conference and Scientific Meeting of the West African College of Surgeons in Sierra Leone, a profound dedication to advancing surgical knowledge and practice in...

YouTube star Emma Cruises has now sold more than 6,000 replica toys of her co-presenter pet cat Captain Hudson and raised a whopping £80,000 for Mercy Ships.  Emma, 29, has recently released version four of the toy, which fans have posed with in locations such as...

Florence Bangura’s history with Mercy Ships spans 20 years, covering two countries and three ships – and on International Women’s Day, we wanted to share her incredible story. At the age of 29, Florence worked as a welder on board the very first Mercy Ships hospital...

When nine-year-old Maria Kuo went on a Mercy Ships tour in New Zealand, a fire was lit in her heart. Fast forward a few years and she’s now a Ward Clinical Supervisor on board – as well as raising her three children.   “I’ve always had a...

An exciting partnership has been formed between Mercy Ships and a theatre company that has released a new drama about the Titanic.   Searchlight Theatre Company is touring churches with its new show ‘Titanic: The Last Hero and The Last Coward’. The drama provides audiences with the...

Kevin So says the Global Mercy is the best hospital he’s ever worked for. Why? The answer is easy: “We’re all volunteers, there’s a special energy and drive from everybody. Everyone is extremely humble, and very talented.” From two years as a nurse in the Intensive Care...

We're delighted to announce that the Africa Mercy arrived in the Port of Toamasina, Madagascar, 1 February 2024. After braving the waters of the Atlantic during typhoon season, the joyful crew was welcomed with dancing and singing by many awaiting their arrival at the dock. “The crew...

Mercy Ships is delighted to bring hope and healing to Madagascar by providing transformative surgical education as well as life-changing free surgeries to patients on board the Africa Mercy. These operations will cover a range of specialties including maxillofacial and Ear, Nose and Throat, general, paediatric...

A British volunteer is using his skills to bring hope and healing to hundreds of people. Our senior biomedical technician Nick Brown is loving his floating workplace at sea. “On the engineering side, it is very much the same as a modern hospital,” said Nick about the...

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