A Floating Hospital

Nearly 50% of all people in Africa have no access to a hospital or doctor. So the Africa Mercy brings volunteer medical teams and sterile operating rooms directly to people who would otherwise go without care.

It’s the world’s largest civilian hospital ship providing state-of-the-art care to those in desperate need—free of charge.

how we help

a wider reach

More than 75% of the world's population lives near a port city.

providing free care

We remove tumors, give sight to the blind, correct clefts, fix fractures, and more.

more lives saved

More than 74,400 surgeries have been performed on board our ships since 1978.