Transformed lives: our patients

About 5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate access to surgical interventions. Every year, 143,000 surgeries are lacking. Behind every statistic is a story, a life - a person waiting for hope and healing.

Mercy Ships exists as a compassionate response to a world in need. Together we are part of one race on our planet, irrespective of country, creed or colour.

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Story of Zackaria

Story of Zackaria

Die Welt von Zackaria sah schon immer ziemlich eintönig aus. Sieben Jahre lang konnte er wegen dem Grauen Star nur vage Umrisse und gedämpfte Farben erkennen.

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Story of Ousseynou and Assane

Story of Ousseynou and Assane

While 5-year-olds Ousseynou and Assane may look alike, it’s obvious to see their different personalities – Ousseynou is outgoing and cheeky, while Assane is quiet and reserved. However, if you were seeing them for the very first time, it would be very difficult to tell the two apart. They share more than just their good […]

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Story of Saliou

Story of Saliou

Saliou was too young to realize that he was different. At 2 years old, the little boy had no idea that his cleft lip set him apart from the other children.

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I want to volunteer!

Volunteer testimonies

Our volunteers are selfless servants. They deliver the highest quality care to individuals who otherwise would have little access to medical services. And they pay their own way, so every franc donated to Mercy Ships can go directly to helping the world’s forgotten poor.

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Larissa

Larissa

After a first experience in 2018, Larissa did not want to stop there. Having become a nurse in the meantime, she hoped to return to the Africa Mercy as soon as possible. Finally, in September 2020, the opportunity presented itself… but in a completely different context because of Covid-19!

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Alphonse

Alphonse

Alphonse has known Mercy Ships for a long time: he has already volunteered in 1991 on board the Anastasis, our first hospital ship! In 2019, he supervised the maintenance work on the Africa Mercy.

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Dr Sarah

Dr Sarah

Dr. Sarah Kwok ist derzeit als Chef-Anästhesistin an Bord der Africa Mercy tätig und stellt ihre Fähigkeiten dem von ihr geleiteten Operationsteam zur Verfügung.

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