Celebrating 30 years of partnership
– and looking ahead to the future

You’re invited to be a part of a historic moment as
Mercy Ships gathers with the nations of Africa
to create a roadmap for safer surgery by 2030.

Celebrating 30 years of partnership – and looking ahead to the future

You’re invited to be a part of a historic moment as Mercy Ships gathers with the nations of Africa to create a roadmap for safer surgery by 2030.

Double the Hope.

Double the Impact.

Announcing the Global Mercy™, a ship
designed to transform even more lives.

Double the Hope.

Double the Impact.

Announcing the
Global Mercy™, a ship
designed to transform even more lives.

Mercy Ships Africa

Delivering life changing surgeries and sustainable healthcare for those who need it most.

Mercy Ships Africa

Delivering life changing surgeries and sustainable healthcare for those who need it most.

Mercy Ships Africa

Building the future of safe surgical, obstetric and anaesthetic care in Africa

May 4 – 5: Expert Scientific Meeting

May 6: African Minister of Health Summit

Mercy Ships Africa

Building the future of safe surgical, obstetric and anaesthetic care in Africa

May 4 – 5: Expert Scientific Meeting

May 6: African Minister of Health Summit

Safe Surgery by 2030: African Leaders Commit to the Dakar Declaration

The arrival of the Global Mercy signifies a new era for the partnership between Mercy Ships and Africa. But she’s just one piece of a larger movement toward safer surgery across the continent.

Drawing on the data gathered and analyzed at the International Symposium, representatives from several African nations met on board the Global Mercy to adopt the Dakar Declaration. The document, a commitment to key improvements in surgical, obstetric, and anesthetic systems across the continent by 2030, was based on input from 29 African nations.

Amid all these historic moments, the shared vision of Mercy Ships and its African partners shone through: A future of safe and accessible surgery, led by the African people. Mercy Ships stands ready to support them with a two-ship fleet, doubled capacity for direct surgical care, and doubled capacity for training and building up local surgical systems.

The Africa Mercy is in Dakar, Senegal!

After sailing from Senegal in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Ships is overjoyed to announce the return of our fleet as of February 1st, 2022. The volunteer professionals of Mercy Ships are honored to partner with Senegal’s Ministry of Health by offering immediate surgical intervention aboard our ships. Together, we will share resources and training to build Senegal’s capacity and assist the Minister of Health to strengthen a dynamic national surgical plan.

Through our previous visit and ongoing work in Senegal, we know the existing healthcare system is filled with dedicated professionals who wish to serve their patients with the highest quality of care possible. Mercy Ships is excited to have returned with our vessels and continue elevating the standard of healthcare even higher.

Safe Surgery by 2030: African Leaders Commit to the Dakar Declaration

The arrival of the Global Mercy signifies a new era for the partnership between Mercy Ships and Africa. But she’s just one piece of a larger movement toward safer surgery across the continent.

Drawing on the data gathered and analyzed at the International Symposium, representatives from several African nations met on board the Global Mercy to adopt the Dakar Declaration. The document, a commitment to key improvements in surgical, obstetric, and anesthetic systems across the continent by 2030, was based on input from 29 African nations.

Amid all these historic moments, the shared vision of Mercy Ships and its African partners shone through: A future of safe and accessible surgery, led by the African people. Mercy Ships stands ready to support them with a two-ship fleet, doubled capacity for direct surgical care, and doubled capacity for training and building up local surgical systems. 

The Africa Mercy is in Dakar, Senegal!

After sailing from Senegal in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Ships is overjoyed to announce the return of our fleet as of February 1st, 2022. The volunteer professionals of Mercy Ships are honored to partner with Senegal’s Ministry of Health by offering immediate surgical intervention aboard our ships. Together, we will share resources and training to build Senegal’s capacity and assist the Minister of Health to strengthen a dynamic national surgical plan.

Through our previous visit and ongoing work in Senegal, we know the existing healthcare system is filled with dedicated professionals who wish to serve their patients with the highest quality of care possible. Mercy Ships is excited to have returned with our vessels and continue elevating the standard of healthcare even higher.

We believe that access to surgical care
is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.

We believe that access to surgical care
is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.

“…an extraordinary group of people from around the world who exemplify a unique expression of compassion…”

“Mercy Ships has shown great compassion on the Liberian people. I wish to thank all the volunteers on the ship who come from all over the world for their sacrifice and the comfort they have given…”

“I know I speak on the behalf of many, many millions of people when I say thank you very much to all of you for your dedication, for your caring…”

“…an extraordinary group of people from around the world who exemplify a unique expression of compassion…”

“Mercy Ships has shown great compassion on the Liberian people. I wish to thank all the volunteers on the ship who come from all over the world for their sacrifice and the comfort they have given…”

“I know I speak on the behalf of many, many millions of people when I say thank you very much to all of you for your dedication, for your caring…”

Ask Us Anything

We are excited to share our story with you. We believe that a successful collaboration is based on mutual trust. By being transparent with local media and organizations and inviting them to learn more about our mission, we hope to build strong partnerships that will help us achieve our goals.

For this purpose, we have selected for you the most important facts and figures about Mercy Ships.

If you have any questions, please contact us using this form. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Ask Us Anything

We are excited to share our story with you. We believe that a successful collaboration is based on mutual trust. By being transparent with local media and organizations and inviting them to learn more about our mission, we hope to build strong partnerships that will help us achieve our goals.

For this purpose, we have selected for you the most important facts and figures about Mercy Ships.

If you have any questions, please contact us using this form. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Get in Touch

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Please be aware, we’re not taking any referrals through this form. Referrals through messages or email will not be received. Any other message we will try to respond to ASAP.

We’d Love to Hear from You

Join us as we seek to change access to safe surgical, obstetric and anaesthetic care across Africa.

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We’d Love to Hear from You

Join us as we seek to change access to safe surgical, obstetric and anaesthetic care across Africa.

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Please be aware, we’re not taking any referrals through this form. Referrals through messages or email will not be received. Any other message we will try to respond to ASAP.