Since 1978, Mercy Ships has been bringing hope and healing to people without access to medical care. Our hospital ships are filled with volunteer doctors, nurses, mariners, IT staff, and more.
Together we provide free surgeries and care to thousands of patients each year, like Aminata who was born with a cleft lip that made eating and speaking difficult.
Thanks to our volunteers, today she smiles brightly and lives a life full of promise. She’s like one of so many children whose lives you will transform onboard.
Through the faithful support of so many, over 2.8 million lives have been impacted. Our volunteers are the heart of our mission, and everyone has a place onboard. Ready to find yours?
Thy where asked many questions and this is their response.
Question 1. Why ship?
Answer: 50% of the world's population lives near a coast, our floating hospitals are the best way to reach and treat people in need.
Question 2. Why africa?
Answer: there are only two physicians per 10,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa. Many people suffer and die from treatable conditions.
Question: 3. Why you?
It takes a wide range of people and skills to run a hospital ship, and our all-volunteer crew makes it happen. If you want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others,
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