World’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Global Mercy®, on its way to Europe

World’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Global Mercy®, on its way to Europe

The Global Mercy, the new-built ship of Mercy Ships, is currently on its delivery voyage. It just completed its journey through the Suez Canal free of charge and will dock in the Port of Antwerp on 12 September for further equipping.

The Global Mercy™ successfully passes final sea trials

The Global Mercy™ successfully passes final sea trials

Mercy Ships secures plans to further outfit the world’s largest civilian hospital ship in Europe as the Global Mercy™ nears delivery date

Global leaders attending UNGA gather to celebrate charity's free healthcare

Global leaders attending UNGA gather to celebrate charity's free healthcare

African heads of state and Mercy Ships focus on global surgery crisis

Mercy Ships has arrived into Port of Dakar, Senegal

Mercy Ships has arrived into Port of Dakar, Senegal

The charity's hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, sailed into the port of Dakar on 14 August. Over a 10-month period, Mercy Ships will provide surgical operations for the poorest people across the country, as well as training and mentoring for local healthcare professionals.

Mercy Ships volunteers performed 100'000th free surgical procedure

Mercy Ships volunteers performed 100'000th free surgical procedure

7-month-old patient received cleft lip surgery onboard world’s largest nonprofit hospital ship. For more than 40 years, the charity that was founded in Switzerland has been offering free medical care and training local healthcare professionals in developing countries.

Parker Family Receives Daily Point of Light Award for Work with Mercy Ships

Parker Family Receives Daily Point of Light Award for Work with Mercy Ships

Focused on the global surgery crisis, family dedicates decades to volunteer on ship in Africa

Swiss Ambassador in Cameroon visits the Africa Mercy

Swiss Ambassador in Cameroon visits the Africa Mercy

His Excellency Pietro Lazzeri visited the Mercy Ships hospital ship, anchored in the port of Conakry for 10 months. He went to meet the Swiss volunteers on board, as well as the Cameroonian patients.

Documentary series about Mercy Ships wins the Association for International Broadcasting Awards

Documentary series about Mercy Ships wins the Association for International Broadcasting Awards

Dramatic series The Surgery Ship about the work of Mercy Ships wins prize for Best Human Interest Documentary at AIB Awards, London.

Mercy Ships is beginning its first field service in Cameroon

Mercy Ships is beginning its first field service in Cameroon

Mercy Ships is visiting the Republic of Cameroon for the first time. The international charity started a 10-month field service in August 2017.

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About Mercy Ships Switzerland

Mercy Ships, hospital ships to provide surgical care

5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate access to surgical interventions.

Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building, and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world. Every year, Mercy Ships provides more than 2'000 free surgical interventions and 8'000 dental treatments to those without access in developing countries. Mercy Ships also works with host nations to help fill the gaps in healthcare systems through training opportunities and infrastructure projects.

Founded in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 55 developing countries, providing services valued at more than CHF1.7 billion and provided over 100'000 surgical procedures.

Our ships are crewed by volunteers from over 50 nations, with an average of over 2'000 volunteers each year. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills.

With 16 national offices and an Africa Bureau, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations. For more information click on www.mercyships.ch.

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