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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...

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 largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, delivering free, safe surgical care. This floating hospital is staffed...

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...

Government of Sierra Leone renews partnership with hospital ship charity to strengthen surgical care Freetown, Sierra Leone 31 May 2019 – During an audience with His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, the government of Sierra Leone and Mercy Ships signed...

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...

Easter is special for Mercy Ships, as we reflect on the hope and healing our volunteer hospital ships bring to those affected by the global surgery crisis in Africa — healing that’s made possible thanks largely to Christian charitable giving. As the most important holiday on...

Mercy Ships are excited to share that Mercy has been selected for the SXSW Festival! It really is an honour to be selected! Armando Kirwin and Oculus visited Mercy Ships and our floating hospital, the Africa Mercy. Using virtual reality technology, Edith’s journey through life-changing surgery onboard...

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