Two out of three people in the world lack access to essential surgical care.

Mercy Ships is deploying floating hospitals in Africa: their volunteer crews provide life-changing surgery, as well as advanced medical training and infrastructure renovations to support the local health care system.

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Transformed lives: meet our patients!

Story of Samba

After enduring 56 years of hardship and exclusion, a mere two hours proved transformative, radically reshaping Samba's life and bestowing upon him a newfound sense of dignity.

Story of Astou

Two surgeries​ for Astou Meet Astou. Her life has had shadows of pain. When she was 20 years old, she lost her son during childbirth, but that wasn’t the only

Story of Daouda

What started as a small lump eventually developed into a massive growth filling his mouth, making eating and talking difficult.

Story of Amadou

Amadou was the very first patient to recieve a free surgery on the Global Mercy.

Story of Khoudia

Khoudia had lost all hope:no local hospital was able to perform the surgery she needed.

Story of Kadidja

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 holding her back.

The impact of Mercy Ships in numbers

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life-changing or life-saving surgical procedures performed on our hospital ship since 1978.

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dental procedures performed by our volunteer dentists

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healthcare professionals trained to train others

"I applaud Mercy Ships in their efforts of transformational development as they make a lasting difference in a world of need. Mercy Ships has committed themselves to the vision of an African renaissance in their vision of bringing hope and healing to the continent of Africa. I salute the vision and mission of Mercy Ships and ask that you join me in supporting their noble work and contribute to make this world a better place."

Our partners

The net profit from the intercantonal national lottery Swisslos is allocated to the cantonal Swisslos funds or lottery funds. The funds are used to support charitable or benevolent purposes.

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Since 1911, Huwa has been manufacturing reliable washing machines in Switzerland. As a family-owned business with a tradition, we are committed to quality and innovation. The robust Huwa washing machines and dryers prove themselves in single and multi-family homes, on farms, in hotels, and hospitals.

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When technology, automation and digitalization make our lives easier, long-term success is the result – or as we say: digital self-evidence.

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As the leading flow solutions provider for the safe and sustainable transport of fluids, GF Piping Systems creates connections for life. The division focuses on industry-leading leak-free piping solutions for numerous demanding end-market segments.

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WiLLBe is a digital investment platform from Liechtensteinische Landesbank, which is setting sail with a pioneering spirit towards a new way of giving. The collaboration with Mercy Ships is a concrete example of impact investing.

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The AmSpec Group has been relied upon in the testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) sector for several decades. As a trusted service provider, AmSpec continues to supply independent, accurate analysis and inspection on various commodities.

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Founded in 1986 at Clinique de Genolier, Genolier Foundation is committed to helping needy patients suffering from severe, disabling or chronic diseases, so that they can benefit from the best possible treatment-, care- and support concepts available at Swiss Medical Network’s facilities, enabling them to return to an active life.

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The mission of bj office & coffee is to support our clients in the creation and optimization of their spaces and for this, we offer our expertise to serve your projects.

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Empowering entrepreneurs in technology startups and SMEs to develop their innovations while leveraging the benefits of intellectual property protection.

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CIFER is the training center for network electricians in French-speaking Switzerland.

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Ab Box stores furniture on a monthly and yearly basis with storage depots in Vaud, Fribourg and Valais.

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The MSC Foundation implements the MSC Group’s conservation, humanitarian and sustainable development commitments and has supported Mercy Ships with free global transportation of medical supplies since 2011.

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cometris supports companies and institutions like Mercy Ships in their internal and external communication. The agency does this so that clients are heard by their target groups and understood as desired.

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Ardentis Cliniques Dentaires is a group of 13 dental clinics and one laboratory company in French-speaking Switzerland, offering comprehensive and multidisciplinary dental care. Ardentis and its more than 250 employees define their mission as follows: to make dental care more pleasant and innovative and to strive for excellence. Ardentis and Mercy Ships work together to support the Dental Programme of Mercy Ships in Africa. Each year, several Ardentis employees join the dental teams on our ships to serve the populations of our host countries.

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With more than 40 years of experience, HSB Heizsysteme und Brenner AG is the heating technology partner that private households, SMEs and industrial clients can count on. We are delighted to welcome Mercy Ships to our business premises in Belp and to share our office space with them.

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ALIGRO is a Swiss family-owned grocery store chain. They have supported Mercy Ships over more than 15 years with financial support.

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The BRS Group is a diversified and dynamic global shipping services group offering a range of maritime activities to complement its core broking business. As well as Shipbroking and Yacht Brokerage, the Group’s activities include Marine Insurance, Freight Derivatives, Software Technology, Market Intelligence and Maritime Consulting.

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Vertical Access specializes in construction work that is difficult to access, at height and rope.

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Brocard Paysagiste maintains without remuneration the exterior of the Maison de Rovéréaz managed by Mercy Ships. It is a dynamic and motivated company that offers the creation and maintenance of terraces, paths, pavements, walls, fences, hedges, flowery spaces, etc.

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Printing company Jordi AG is specialized in providing global solutions in the area of publications editing and communication. Jordi SA has been printing our newsletters for over 25 years and regularly offers us their support.

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Formsache

Formsache is specialized in professional office supply planning and provides services in the fields of interior design and color concepts. Form-sache AG created a decorative and design concept for the new offices of Mercy Ships in Belp, took over the coordination of the execution and carried out the on-site equipment.

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The Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, through their own association and in collaboration with partners, engage in charitable and solidarity works both in Italy and abroad. This is made possible with the support and promotion of their activities worldwide by numerous delegations.

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