About Us

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

Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 55 developing countries, providing services worth more than $1.53 billion and treating more than 2.8 million direct beneficiaries.

Our ship crew with volunteers from more than 60 countries, with an average of more than 1,200 volunteers each year. Professionals include surgeons, dentists, nurses, health trainers, teachers, cooks, sailors, engineers, and agronomists that donate their time and skills.

Mercy Ships aims to transform people and serve nations one at a time.

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