What we do

We use hospital ships to provide first-class healthcare services free of charge, strengthen local healthcare systems and contribute to sustainable development in developing countries.

Medical Services

We use hospital ships to provide first-class healthcare services free of charge.

Medical Capacity Building

We provide healthcare training to strengthen the standards of surgical care in local communities.

Local Development

We promote the capacities and sustainable development of the country that welcomes us.

Our Hospital Ships

Our vessels are state-of-the-art facilities that offer clean water, reliable electricity and healthcare facilities.


A hospital ship crewed by surgeons, nurses, teachers, farmers and more, all volunteers, traveling to some of the world’s neediest countries to provide free surgeries and invest 10 months in the development of local health professionals and infrastructure and agricultural projects.


Countries visited


Volunteers per year


Direct beneficiaries


Free surgeries

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Thank you for your consideration in supporting Mercy Ships. The most effective way to contribute on a personal level is with a monthly donation. When we donate a monthly amount, we don’t notice much of a difference, but at the end of the year it becomes an amount that can really make an impact in the life of a person in need.

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