The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our routines. We’ve had to stop doing many of the things we consider vital to our everyday lives: visiting loved ones, getting together with friends, embracing one another.

Although the world is on pause, we know we will move forward together. With hope. With love. With mercy.

One thing the pandemic hasn’t changed is the critical need for medical care around the globe. Every year, 18 million people die from conditions that could have been treated with surgery.

That’s why we operate the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, to bring hope and healing to those in desperate need. Our mostly volunteer crew doesn’t just provide free surgeries but also trains and helps equip local professionals so they can provide improved medical care.

While the pandemic certainly has created challenges to our work, we remain committed to providing this critical care. The need is so great but, together with our donors and volunteers, we can continue our mission of hope and healing.

We have delayed doing many of the things that are close to our hearts, but our mercy, our love, our hope endures.

With your help, we can move mercy forward together.


doubles to provide training for a local dentist AND provides a nurse with PPE for a shift.


doubles to train two local dentists.


doubles to provide specialist training to two local nurses.



doubles to change a woman’s life by covering the cost of a fistula surgery.