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The United Nations’ observance of the International Day of Charity has a special place in our hearts at Mercy Ships. This day, 5th September, commemorates the death of Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa has been canonised as a saint, and her most merciful acts of kindness and...

For over 40 years, Mercy Ships has been dedicated to providing hope and healing to those in need. Our mission would be impossible without the dedicated volunteers who serve on our hospital ships to provide surgical and medical care. Today, we want to honour two such...

Mercy Ships is known for providing free, world-class surgical care to people throughout West Africa while partnering with healthcare workers to provide training and mentorship. But did you know that Mercy Ships also offers free training for the maritime volunteers who help keep the ship...

Thanks to a generous donor from Calder Investments, donations received before the 31st of August 2020 will be matched. This means that any donations made to help patients like Mariama will have double the impact. Donations will also help Mercy Ships to continue to provide remote training...

Eliphaz Essah is one of our dedicated crew members who has recently used his skills to help his community in Benin. Essah, who speaks ten languages (Ewe, Krio, Lingala, Fon, Mahi, Kotafon, Yoruba, Goun, Mina, English and French), usually leads the Mercy Ships Food for Life...

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General, Ghana Health Services, took delivery of a donation of PPE designated for the nation of Ghana today by Mercy Ships President Rosa Whitaker on behalf of the charity to support the national battle with coronavirus. “We applaud Ghana’s fight against this virus,”...

A few weeks ago the UK government recognised the importance of seafarers and officially classified them as keyworkers. Seafarers not only keep our world and supply chains connected, but through Mercy Ships they help provide free healthcare to people in desperate need in nations with...

Mercy Ships UK has appointed Joanne Balaam as Acting Executive Director. Joanne has served at Mercy Ships UK and its US counterpart supporting Finance and Operations and most recently as the Deputy Executive Director of Mercy Ships UK. She succeeds Lea Milligan, who is moving to a new role...

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