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The M/V Africa Mercy with 5 operating theatres, 82 hospital beds, x-ray, laboratory and CAT scan, is the world’s largest teaching hospital ship.

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Little Jaka fell into a cooking fire and miraculously survived, but her parents could not pay for the medical treatment, to prevent her arm sticking to her body.

Badly burned,
Jaka needed help!

Mercy Ships is a non-profit working to make safe affordable surgery available in developing nations, where the lack of access causes one third of all preventable deaths.

Latest News

  • Cire: A Life-Changing Birthday Gift

    EMBARGOED UNTIL OCTOBER 2022 On the morning of his 20 th birthday, Cire celebrated in an unusual way: being wheeled into the sterileoperating room of the Africa Mercy®. The moment had been years in the making for Cire, who was just 16 when a parotid tumor startedgrowing on the … …Read More »
  • Amadou: The Patient Ambassador.

    Amadou refused to be defined by the tumor that had been growing on his face for more than 15 years. To those in his community, Amadou was a doctor, a leader, and a pillar of hope. Medicine was a clear path for the 46-year-old, who had been a practicing … …Read More »
  • Kadidja

    A New Smile and A New Future At first glance, Kadidja is just like any other child. The 4-year-old girl is happy and energetic. She loves to dance, play, and eat good food. She brightens up any room with her fearless energy and hardly ever stops giggling. But something was …Read More »
  • Zackaria: Hindered Sight

    After Zackaria was born, his mother, Binta, began seeing signs that he was suffering from cataracts — a condition that her eldest child had experienced. “I knew about Zackaria’s eyes when he was still very young, as I had the same experience with my firstborn,” Binta said. “Elimane had an …Read More »
  • We are working on it

    The Global Mercy carries out first humanitarian mission. The world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Global Mercy, has joined its sister ship, the Africa Mercy in the port of Dakar, Senegal. Since the arrival of the Africa Mercy in Senegal in early February, Mercy Ships volunteer surgeons have performed more …Read More »

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