30,000th Free Surgery Provided Onboard the Africa Mercy

Posted on December 6, 2017 /

Volunteer surgeons on world’s largest private hospital ship reach milestone this week, celebrated on International Volunteer Day Cameroon, Africa, December 5, 2017 — This International Volunteer Day marks two incredible milestones onboard the floating hospital ship the Africa Mercy, currently docked in Cameroon. Volunteer ophthalmic surgeon from Tyler, Texas Dr. Glenn Strauss performed the 30,000th … Continued

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AmazonSmile partners with Mercy Ships to help people in need.

Posted on November 17, 2017 /

Online shopping makes our lives easier. Now it also makes it easier to give back. By shopping with AmazonSmile, your next online shopping trip could help Mercy Ships provide life-changing and lifesaving surgeries around the world. And you don’t have to spend any extra money to make it happen.

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2018 Mercy Ships Giving Catalog

Posted on November 14, 2017 /

This year, we have a way for you to give those gifts and more. The gifts inside the 2018 Mercy Ships Giving Catalog are gifts that will last far longer than the holiday season—these are the gifts that provide life-saving surgeries and ultimately, hope.

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A Handsome Boy Named David

Posted on October 19, 2017 /

“Did you swallow a tennis ball?” the kids in the neighborhood asked David. But he didn’t respond. “I don’t know why … I just didn’t want to insult back,” he explained with a gentle smile. When David was five, a small mass began growing and hurting on the right side of his neck. By the time he was 10, his … Continued

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Medical Capacity Building Projects

Posted on October 19, 2017 /

If we had our way, we would put ourselves out of business. While that might seem strange to say, it’s true. Our genuine hope is that, through training and mentorship programs, the standards of medical practices in the countries we visit will be elevated to the point that, eventually, they will no longer need outside assistance. In each country we visit … Continued

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Valerie Goes Back To School

Posted on October 19, 2017 /

When Valerie was four, she asked her father to pull her out of school. “I didn’t want to go anymore,” she recalled. Her legs had begun to bow outward. Instead of going to school, Valerie became apprenticed at a nearby tailor shop. She spent most days cutting, ironing, and stitching fabric together.

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Pioneering Technology

Posted on October 10, 2017 /

Screening patients for surgery with the Africa Mercy comes with its challenges. Each year thousands of local people, who have been suffering with numerous conditions, can spend days waiting in line with the hope of being selected for life-saving surgery.

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Preparing to receive first patients in Cameroon

Posted on August 25, 2017 /

The Africa Mercy has arrived in Cameroon The world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, operated by Mercy Ships, has docked in the port city of Douala, Cameroon, to begin a season of service to this Central African nation. Over the next ten months, Mercy Ships will provide free specialized surgeries and healthcare services … Continued

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First Costa Group Volunteer onboard the Africa Mercy

Posted on July 6, 2017 /

Mercy Ships and Costa Group have reached a key milestone in their recently announced cooperation by kicking-off a joint volunteer program supporting the hospital ship Africa Mercy. For a total of four months, the first Costa Group volunteer Tomislav Zubovic will serve as an engineer on board to support the ship’s staff and pass on his seafaring experiences gained with companies like AIDA.

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