Mercy Ships transcends borders to transform lives.
For more than 30 years, the poorest of the poor have experienced hope and healing through Mercy Ships work and its many volunteers and partners.
Numbers that Count
Mercy Ships has delivered free services valued at more than $1 billion.
That includes 61,000 surgeries and 539,000 patients treated. In 2011, for example, Mercy Ships returned to Sierra Leone for its fifth visit in 20 years. During the port visit, the crew performed:
In addition, the crew trained more than 450 local health-care professionals in anesthesiology, orthopedic and reconstructive surgery, midwifery and eye surgery.
Many lives have been saved and changed.
“I can play soccer now” A surgical procedure on the Africa Mercy changed this little boy’s life.
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From Darkness to Light
Three siblings are blind from congenital cataracts. The Africa Mercy arrives, and the miracle of sight is restored.
Genevieve’s Three Children
The need for qualified, well-trained medical professionals in West Africa is great. On board the Africa Mercy, Dr. Wodome learned new techniques for removing cataracts and now trains other local doctors. An entire nation is being changed through him.
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