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  How far can you imagine travelling to receive healthcare? For many of the patients you serve, access to care isn’t only limited by the cost, it’s also physically out of reach. Without trained medical specialists in their regions, small health issues can quickly grow into life-threatening...

Every morning, Francois Tounamou wakes up at 5.30am and spends more than two hours travelling to the Gamal Abdel Nasser University dental school in Guinea. He gets to the clinic early and leaves late, sometimes hours after the class is scheduled to end. In his...

On International Day of the Seafarer, we are celebrating the vital role of our seafarers in bringing life-changing surgery to those who need it the most. We could not function without them. Mercy Ships floating hospitals, the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy, are the largest charity-run...

The ALBORADA Trust has awarded Mercy Ships a grant to fund the vital training of surgeons in West and East Africa. A previous gift from the Trust in 2019, enabled Mercy Ships to train 12 Senegalese surgeons, whose new skills have transformed the lives of many...

Inspired by the legendary Captain Sir Tom? Let us introduce you to the remarkable David Pepin! At 84 years old - during lockdown in a global pandemic - most people might start thinking of themselves and their own misfortunes. But not David Pepin from Alston, Cumbria. Instead, the...

Mercy Ships is a faith-based international development organisation that deploys teaching hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world, delivering vital, free medical care to people in desperate need while training local healthcare professionals and strengthening local healthcare systems. All this work...

When Dr Patricia Eyoup Sen first stepped onboard the Africa Mercy, she had never participated in surgery before. Today she is a leading ophthalmic surgeon who helps thousands of patients every year in her home country of Cameroon. This is her story - and one of many...

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