For many people in low-income countries, surgery is simply not an option, either because it doesn’t exist or it is inaccessible. This means that, tragically, every year, 16.9 million people die from conditions that surgery could have healed.
Mercy Ships supporters like you save and change thousands of lives every year and work to tackle this surgery crisis.
Mercy Ships partners with each country we visit for five years. We partner with the nation’s government and Ministry of Health to identify training needs, reduce the surgical backlog and provide ongoing support after the ships leave.
Find out more about the people and nations we serve together, below.