Lives hang in the balance

The Need: Nearly 50% of people in Africa have no access to a hospital or doctor. Children, teens and adults suffer and die every day from curable or treatable causes. And one child in eight will die before age 5.

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changing their odds for survival

The Solution: For over 40 years, Mercy Ships has delivered free services valued at more than $1 billion—directly impacting more than 2.5 million children and families. But we need the help of friends like you to keep providing the first-rate medical care that saves lives and transforms futures.

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Hope stays even after we depart

The Lasting Impact: By helping empower those who stay behind, Mercy Ships is able to leave the host nation better equipped with the training, tools, and infrastructure to care for their own. So we’re able to leave a legacy that extends for years—and even generations.

leaving a lasting impact improving healthcare delivery
through capacity building
Volunteer Mercy Ships nurse laughs with African patient