Patient stories

“We can change it one life at a time.”

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

Onboard our floating hospital ships, the Africa Mercy and the Global 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.

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Valerie and Edith

Valerie and Edith

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Salamatou and Mariama

Salamatou and Mariama

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Dorkas & Anna

Dorkas & Anna

Baby Junior

Baby Junior

Sai'douba

Sai'douba

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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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