Mercy Ships is a global charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978, bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, serving all people without regard for race or religion.
Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and serving all people without regard for race, gender, or religion.
Since 1978, Mercy Ships has performed services valued more than $834 million, impacting about 2.9 million people.
Mercy Ships has over 1,200 volunteer world wide crew from over 40 nations annually.
Volunteers and staff with Mercy Ships have:
-Performed more than 56,000 operations that are free to the patients such as cleft lip and palate, cataract removal, straightening of crossed eyes, orthopaedic and facial reconstruction.
-Treated over 520,000 patients in village medical and dental clinics.
-Educated about 29,000 local health care workers, who have in turn trained multiple thousands in primary health care.
-Trained local medical professionals in modern health care techniques.
-Completed over 1,095 community development projects focusing on water and sanitation, education, infrastructure development and agriculture.
-Completed over 563 port visits in 53 developing nations and 17 developed nations.
WHAT WE DO
Mercy Ships programmes promote health and well-being by serving the urgent surgical needs of the forgotten poor and empowering developing communities.
SURGERIES & HEALTH CARE
Mercy Ships provides free, specialized surgeries that save lives, improve quality of life and restore hope.
2. Corneal Growths
6. Oral Disease
3. Work Injuries
1.Extractions & Procedures
2. Oral Hygiene Education
Mercy Ships partners with locals to rebuild and improve the health of their communities through a holistic range of programs.
2. Small Business
1.Community Health Education
2.Clean Water & Sanitation
6. Women’s Projects