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Baroness Sugg CBE, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the Department for International Development, visited the Africa Mercy last week alongside Victoria Billing OBE, the UK’s ambassador to Senegal.   [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/W6BVa_jo2Ok']   During their visit, Baroness Sugg and Ambassador Billing heard about the work that Mercy Ships volunteers...

Did you ever have a childhood dream that seemed impossible? 11-year-old Milo’s dream certainly did.    Milan “Milo” Falsing claimed a few firsts when he became captain of the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest charity hospital ship. He was the first Scandinavian volunteer to captain the ship...

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...

DAKAR SENEGAL, August 15, 2019 - 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 world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship. In response to an invitation from the...

Mercy Ships is thrilled to announce that the 360-degree virtual reality film “Mercy” has been nominated for honours at the 2019 VR Awards. The film follows Mercy Ships patient Edith on her life-changing journey of healing through free surgery onboard our hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.  Hosted...

When thinking about all the reasons Mercy Ships donors and volunteers get involved with our international charity, one of our donors recently summed it up perfectly: “We own nothing; everything is borrowed from God. I want to give when I can for those who need...

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...

“When I was 12, I saw a woman on TV… her husband had burned her with acid – her face had become fused to her neck, so she could never look a person in the eye.” Dr Fifonsi Odry Agbessi mimics the condition, tucking her chin...

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