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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 evolving situation of COVID-19, highlighted by the WHO as a pandemic and the increasing travel restrictions applied by several countries, have made it impossible for Mercy Ships to continue to carry out its programs to the required standards while protecting against the possible spread...

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...

It takes volunteers from many different backgrounds and nations to provide access to safe, timely healthcare. When we think of the importance of International Women’s Day, we are moved by the strength of the women that serve with us, impacting lives on a daily basis....

What are the chances of scrubbing up and walking into one of the operating theatres onboard the Africa Mercy and bumping into a close childhood friend, you’d lost touch with almost forty-six years ago? For general surgeon James Smellie and ophthalmic surgeon Richard Newsom (two...

Two of Mercy Ships very own African Changemakers will be sharing their experiences on CNN International from the 31st of January. CNN International's African Voices Changemakers highlights extraordinary people who have paved the way for change on the African continent, here are the stories of two,...

Tuesday the 3rd of December was Giving Tuesday, an international day of charitable giving that kicks off the Christmas season, and this year Mercy Ships supporters have done us proud! In just one day Mercy Ships UK received over £20,000 in donations! Thank you to everyone...

This years Cargo Day is already on track to be the biggest yet with many organisations from the global shipping community getting on-board. Mercy Ships would like to say a huge thank you to the many companies who have already pledged their support which will help...

Georgia Ainsworth volunteered with Mercy Ships for two years with her husband Peter. Georgia served in our communication team onboard the ship. She tells us what Christmas is like onboard...

It must take real strength to leave behind all you know and head in search of healing. Many of our patients travel great distances to reach our floating hospital, the Africa Mercy. Can you imagine what it must be like? The arduous journey fuelled by...

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