Lives Transformed

More than 17 million people die every year from conditions requiring surgical care.

For many people in low-income countries, surgery is simply not an option, either because it doesn’t exist or it is completely inaccessible.

Onboard our “floating hospital”, the Africa Mercy, Mercy Ships provides safe surgery for free, transforming thousands of lives in every country it visits. On this page you can meet some of the incredible patients we have treated.

Transform Lives Today
Maurinho

Maurinho

Dorkas & Anna

Dorkas & Anna

This work is only possible because of our incredible volunteers

There are around 400 volunteers on our hospital ship at any one time, and 1,000 serve onboard throughout the year. One of them could be you!

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