Port Visits

People Impacted

Developing Nations

The Results

For more than 35 years, the poorest of the poor have experienced hope and healing through Mercy Ships work and its many volunteers and partners.

Mercy Ships transcends borders to transform lives.

Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1 billion, impacting more than 2.42 million direct beneficiaries.

In 2016, during the Africa Mercy’s 10-month stay in the port of Toamasina, Republic of Madagascar, Mercy Ships crew performed:

~ 1,682 surgeries for adult and child patients on-board

~ 1017 Ponseti club foot procedures

~ 7547 patients were treated at a land-based dental clinic and

~ supported 48 palliative care patients

Nearly 8000 people were seen by Mercy Ships medical screening team in 11 different cities throughout the country as well as near the ship. Every port brings new challenges, new successes—and new lives transformed forever.

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