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People Impacted

Developing Nations

Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships is an international faith-based organisation bringing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor.  Using hospital ships Mercy Ships delivers free, world-class health care services, capacity building and sustainable development to those without access in the developing world.

Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has delivered services to more than 2.77 million direct beneficiaries in some of the poorest countries of the world.

Each year Mercy Ships has more than 1,600 volunteers from more than 40 nations. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, health care trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. Together, we seek to bring hope and healing to the world’s poor one life, one community and one nation at a time.

Our Mission

Following the 2000-year-old model of Jesus, Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor.

Our Vision

Mercy Ships seeks to become the face of love in action, bringing hope and healing to the poor.

Our Purpose

Mercy Ships delivers medical excellence with integrity and compassion to those in desperate need.

Our Positioning

Mercy Ships is the world’s leading non-governmental, ship-based medical organization.

Our Values

Desiring to follow the model of Jesus, we seek to:

  1. Love God
  2. Love and serve others
  3. Be people of integrity
  4. Be people of excellence in all we say and do
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