Floating hospitals. Vessels of hope.

In a world of suffering where a lack of access to medical care affects many, bringing a state-of-the-art hospital to those in need has never mattered more.

Built to heal.

Our state-of-the-art ships bring the hospital to those in need. Because over 50% of the world’s population lives within 100 miles of the coast, we’re able to sail modern hospital ships directly to people who lack access to safe, affordable medical care.

The power of personal touch in action

Built to serve.

Our mission is fueled by the time, talent, and hearts of more than 1,200 volunteers from over 60 nations and from all ages and walks of life. Our volunteers create a caring community of people with shared purpose — transforming the lives of others, while experiencing a change in their own lives.

While in port, local professionals are recruited from the countries we serve to help deliver hope and healing onboard.

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Global Mercy:
Doubling our capacity.

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Select your journey and explore the different parts of our ship!

Built from the ground up.

Based on feedback from our volunteer crew and decades of experience in the field, the Global Mercy is designed to meet the unique needs of our patients and is equipped with world class medical technology. More than 150,000 lives are estimated to be transformed through surgery alone during the ship’s life-span, and thousands of local doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel will be trained in the places we serve.

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The Gangway

Patients come aboard via the gangway to have their lives transformed through the free surgeries and post-operative care they receive on our first purpose-built hospital ship.




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The Screening Room

The admissions and screening room is the first stop potential patients make on board our ship. There, volunteers assess patients to ensure they are candidates for surgery.




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Hospital Wards

Patients spend a lot of time in the ship’s 4 hospital wards, where dedicated nursing staff assist in all pre-operative, post-operative, and follow-up care. The hospital wards on board the Global Mercy increased our ability to pro

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Radiology Room

The radiology room brings the latest in world-class X-ray, CT scan and MRI technology, giving doctors the best insight into patients’ conditions. Currently there are only 84 MRI units serving over 300 million people in West Africa, making

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Operating Rooms

Our new ship has 6 operating rooms where our volunteer doctors will transform lives through reconstructive surgery, tumor removal, cleft lip repair, orthopedic surgery, cataract removal, and more.



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Patient Capacity

The Global Mercy hosts 102 acute care beds, 7 ICU beds, and an additional 90 self-care beds. The hospital area covers approximately 7,000 meters and includes dedicated classroom and conference spaces and simulator labs for more eff

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Built from the Ground Up

Based on feedback from our volunteer crew and decades of experience in the field, the Global Mercy is designed to meet the unique needs of our patients and is equipped with world class medical technology. More than 150,000 lives are estimated to be transformed through surgery alone during the ship’s life-span, and thousands of local doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel will be trained in the places we serve.

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Gangway

is a bridge to hope and healing. Come aboard and explore our purpose-built hospital ship as our volunteers do.

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Screening Room

The screening and admissions room is where patients meet with volunteer doctors to have their conditions assessed to ensure they are a candidate for surgery.

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Hospital Wards

Our dedicated volunteer nursing staff spends a lot of time in the ship’s 4 hospital wards, where all pre-operative, post-operative and follow-up care can be provided onboard.

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Radiology Room

The radiology room brings our patients the latest in world-class X-ray and CT scan/MRI technology, giving doctors the best insight into their condition. Currently there are only 84 MRI units serving a population of over 300 million people i

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Operating Rooms

Our new ship has 6 operating rooms where our volunteer doctors will transform lives through reconstructive surgery, tumor removal, cleft lip repair, orthopedic surgery, cataract removal, and more.

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Engine Room

The engine room is more than boiling engines. It’s the heart that powers the

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The Auditorium and Academy

Our hospital ship is like a small city, complete with young families and children. To meet their needs, the

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The Simulation lab

Volunteers use virtual and augmented reality to simulate medical conditions to teach local healthcare professionals how to meet the needs of their communities. Volunteer IT and bio-med professionals are key to maintaining this important dep

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Dining Hall

Our dining area is designed to serve up to 950 people per day. Volunteer chefs create healthy meals for patients and crew. As crewmembers gather for meals, a true community is built. (Most popular dish? Chicken fajitas.)

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Crew Amenities

The ship offers volunteers the amenities needed to foster a multi-cultural community, including a chapel, a library, plus a gym and pool to stay fit during their time onboard.

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Crew Capacity

The Global Mercy can house 641 crewmembers, including medical, technical, IT, maritime, and non-technical volunteers — plus families. Our volunteers cover their own expenses, allowing donations from our supporters to go further.

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As a nurse onboard, I get to be a part of rebuilding broken hearts with love and laughter...this is why I volunteer.”
Meggin Tallman - USA Volunteer Ward Nurse

Africa Mercy:
Serving since 2007.

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A haven of hope and healing.

Volunteers from over 50 nations have served onboard the Africa Mercy, It is the second largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, effectively more than doubling the annual medical capacity of all previous Mercy Ship vessels.

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Hospital

The hospital includes five operating theatres as well as recovery, intensive care, and low dependency wards—totaling 80 patient beds. Our surgical capacity of 7,000 interventions per year has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people through the efforts of dedicated, volunteer medical professionals.

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On-Shore Program

In addition to the surgeries performed on board, ship-based teams serve in local villages providing a wide array of services to increase health and well-being including dental and medical clinics, community health education and construction and agricultural training.

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Accommodations

The Africa Mercy has multiple meeting and work spaces for the volunteer crew as well as berths for an average crew of 450. This includes 26 family cabins, 25 couples/2-berth cabins, and the balance consists of 1, 2, 3, and 4-berth cabins.


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Safety & Security

The safety of patients and crew is a key priority and the ship includes automatic sprinkler system located throughout accommodation and hospital areas, smoke detector systems, 24-hour security guards, metal detector, and closed-circuit TV monitors. Critical spaces are locked 24/7.

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Built from the Ground Up

Based on feedback from our volunteer crew and decades of experience in the field, the Global Mercy is designed to meet the unique needs of our patients and is equipped with world class medical technology. More than 150,000 lives are estimated to be transformed through surgery alone during the ship’s life-span, and thousands of local doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel will be trained in the places we serve.

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Volunteer
Gangway

is a bridge to hope and healing. Come aboard and explore our purpose-built hospital ship as our volunteers do.

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Patient Icon
Volunteer
Screening Room

The screening and admissions room is where patients meet with volunteer doctors to have their conditions assessed to ensure they are a candidate for surgery.

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Patient Icon
Volunteer
Hospital Wards

Our dedicated volunteer nursing staff spends a lot of time in the ship’s 4 hospital wards, where all pre-operative, post-operative and follow-up care can be provided onboard.

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Patient Icon
Volunteer
Radiology Room

The radiology room brings our patients the latest in world-class X-ray and CT scan/MRI technology, giving doctors the best insight into their condition. Currently there are only 84 MRI units serving a population of over 300 million people in West Africa, making the

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Volunteer
Operating Rooms

Our new ship has 6 operating rooms where our volunteer doctors will transform lives through reconstructive surgery, tumor removal, cleft lip repair, orthopedic surgery, cataract removal, and more.

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Patient Icon
Volunteer
Engine Room

The engine room is more than boiling engines. It’s the heart that powers the

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Patient Icon
Volunteer
The Auditorium and Academy

Our hospital ship is like a small city, complete with young families and children. To meet their needs, the

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Patient Icon
Volunteer
The Simulation lab

Volunteers use virtual and augmented reality to simulate medical conditions to teach local healthcare professionals how to meet the needs of their communities. Volunteer IT and bio-med professionals are key to maintaining this important department.

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Patient Icon
Volunteer
Dining Hall

Our dining area is designed to serve up to 950 people per day. Volunteer chefs create healthy meals for patients and crew. As crewmembers gather for meals, a true community is built. (Most popular dish? Chicken fajitas.)

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Volunteer
Crew Amenities

The ship offers volunteers the amenities needed to foster a multi-cultural community, including a chapel, a library, plus a gym and pool to stay fit during their time onboard.

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Volunteer
Crew Capacity

The Global Mercy can house 641 crewmembers, including medical, technical, IT, maritime, and non-technical volunteers — plus families. Our volunteers cover their own expenses, allowing donations from our supporters to go further.

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