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Food for Life

Eliphaz Essah, one of our dedicated crew members who heads our agriculture program, has been using this season to serve his community in Benin. "For a long time, I had been holding a vision to produce an instant infant feeding flour rich in protein that can be used to...

Day of the Seafarer

Mercy Ships floating hospital, the Africa Mercy, is the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world. Seafarers are the key workers who keep our ships operational and use their skills to deliver humanitarian development and transform thousands of lives each year. On...

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...

Meet Michelle White

South African Physical Therapist Michelle White says that working for Mercy Ships has been on her radar since graduation. Now a reoccurring volunteer, Michelle shares that, "on the ship we are able to offer high quality treatment to patients – it is probably the...

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...

A New Life for Marie Madeleine

Marie Madeleine is incredibly smart. In addition to speaking Wolof and French, this 13-year-old is learning English on top of her studies. She loves school, but there is one class she cannot participate in—physical education. As her classmates run around the yard,...

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...

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