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When Carey Anne Dooley started volunteering for Mercy Ships teaching children in an accredited school onboard a hospital ship, the 35-year-old realised she had a lot in common with her pupils. Moving to a brand-new environment and school as a child...

Volunteer surgeon Dr Mark Shrime, believes he has learnt as much as he has taught during his many years at Mercy Ships. Working with a global network of surgeons has been a constant learning curve for him and everyone he has...

At 22, Adam Hopkins, from Manchester, was all set to travel to Florida for his dream job: working as a chef at Universal Studios. But then the pandemic struck. “I was unable to go because of COVID-19, but I’m still confident...

A new year is beginning, and a brand-new hospital ship is preparing to sail to Senegal. Every area of the ship, from the hospital wards to the crew cabins, is coming to life. New faces are also beginning to populate the...

Saliou was born with a cleft lip. At best a cleft lip is a disfiguring condition but it can mean that infants struggle to feed and it can often lead to malnutrition and sometimes death; despite the desperate family’s best...

As a child, Jane White had a fierce dislike of both hospitals and water. And yet, her career saw her choose a path that combined both – and she isn’t even paid. For the past decade, Jane, a nurse from County...

Grandmother of three, Moira Munro from Dundee, Scotland, has just returned from volunteering on the world’s first purpose-built hospital ship as it prepares to transform lives in West and Central Africa. But it’s not the first time the intrepid 69-year-old has upped...

Missy Brown arrived at the CURE Hospital in Zambia ready to work. Instead, she found herself watching, waiting — and learning an unexpected lesson. Missy has volunteered with Mercy Ships for the past nine years, in the busy role of operating...

Lewis Swann was 10 years old when he heard a message from a renowned evangelist. His young heart was greatly impacted, and he knew his life calling was to help people in Africa. Years later, he was living out this...

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