Medical Capacity Building in the time of Covid-19

Mercy Ships Mental Health Team conducts health and well-being eLearning sessions for caregivers in West Africa during the COVID crisis CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA, 31 May 2020 – During Mental Health Awareness week this month, Mercy Ships South Africa highlighted the...

COVID-19 Update

Mercy Ships COVID-19 UPDATE #7 01 June 2020 Although borders to countries remain tightly monitored, as restrictions begin to ease in different locations, our teams continue to work tirelessly and respond directly to the needs of our West and Central African partners...

COVID-19 Update

Whether you partner with Mercy Ships through prayer, financial support, or as a volunteer, you are a vital part of our family. Your dedication and generosity has enabled Mercy Ships to provide free, life-changing surgeries to people in need for more than 40 years....

Dr Tertius Venter

On 29 February 2020, South African plastics and reconstructive surgeon, Dr Tertius Venter, celebrates his 20th anniversary of volunteering with Mercy Ships! Dr Tertius shares how liberating it is to operate on patients, who are in desperate need of healthcare, without...

Making Magic Moments!

What are the chances of scrubbing in, entering the OR on the #AfricaMercy, and bumping into a close childhood friend you’d lost touch with almost forty-five years ago? For general surgeon James Smellie and ophthalmic surgeon Richard Newsom, an unexpected blessing to...

Mercy Ships and COVID-19

Like so many around the world, Mercy Ships is dedicated to doing our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. When we heard supplies were dwindling for several first responders near our corporate offices in Tyler, TX, we knew we could help. We partnered with our...

Mercy Ships Response to COVID-19

The evolving situation of COVID-19, highlighted by the WHO as a pandemic and the increasing travel restrictions applied by several countries, have made it impossible for Mercy Ships to continue to carry out its programs to the required standards, while protecting...

Denise Ngum

Denise Ngum was 14 years old when she developed an interest in electrical engineering. For Denise, fixing problems was a fun challenge where she was able to use her eye for detail and creativity. Denise studied electrical engineering at a government university in...

Enviro Health Solutions

Francois Engelbrecht and Steven van Gylswyk have quickly become part of the Africa Mercy crew! Since July 2018, Francois and Steven have made three trips to the Africa Mercy to carry out their pest control treatment plan, ensuring that the ship is kept clean, hygienic...

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