Mercy Ships follows the 2,000-year-old model of Jesus to provide hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor.
Through free, basic, health-care and transformative surgeries, Mercy Ships becomes the face of love in action. The hospital ship - Africa Mercy - provides first-rate medical professionals, state-of-the-art medical and surgical facilities and health-care training to communities in West Africa that lack those critical services.
Why is using a ship important?
More than 75% of the world's population lives within 100 miles of a port city.
Many of those cities are in developing countries where access to adequate health care is limited or nonexistent.
A ship is the most efficient platform to deliver a state-of-the-art hospital to those port cities.
Many nations lack basic infrastructure services such as a clean water supply, reliable delivery of electricity, and medical facilities and personnel.
A ship is a controlled, safe and clean environment ideally suited for serving patients and crew.
Volunteers and patients thrive onboard the Africa Mercy where their basic needs are met.
These are some of the free services provided through Africa Mercy: