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A Brief History and Overview of Mercy Ships

Ever wonder how Mercy Ships started and why we serve the forgotten poor? Watch to find out more.

The Global Need For Surgery 

Since 1978, Mercy Ships has offered free surgical care to countries that rank in the lower third of the United Nations Human Development Index. Our hospital ships provide a state-of-the-art platform for providing a comprehensive package of hope and healing that is comprised of three parts: direct medical services (surgeries and medical treatments), training (educational courses and mentoring), and infrastructure development (renovating and equipping medical facilities).

A Lasting Impact

Mercy Ships seeks to leave each host nation better equipped with the training, tools, and infrastructure to care for their own so that healing can continue long after the Africa Mercy hospital ship departs. Mercy Ships Capacity Building programs identify local needs and work closely with local governments to establish initiatives that make a lasting difference. We leave a legacy that extends for years - and even generations.

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Donate today to save lives

Donate today to save lives

Your donations help provide FREE surgical operations and medical care to the poorest of the poor who cannot afford or do not have access to medical care