Africa Celebration: The Global Mercy in Africa!

Published on : 27 May 2022

May 27 – June 2, 2022: The Mercy Ships – Africa Celebration will celebrate 30 years of service and partnership with Africa. Together we will build a future for safe and affordable surgery for all.

For the celebration of 30 years of Mercy Ships in Africa, Mercy Ships is committed to consolidating and strengthening its partnership with African countries. We invite you to book your spot to watch key moments like the arrival of the Global Mercy and the Inaguration ceremony.

The Africa Celebration is organized by the Government of Senegal and Mercy Ships, under the high patronage of H.E. Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal.


This registration will take approximately 5 minutes. You can modify your registration details up until the event if needed, through the email confirmation that you will receive after registration.


Africa Celebration Program

The times indicated are for Switzerland.

27th May, 2022, 16:45 – 18:00 Global Mercy Arrival
Experience the ship’s arrival in Africa! The Global Mercy will drop anchor next to the Africa Mercy, currently on a field service in Dakar.

30th May, 2022, 14:00 – 15:00 Global Mercy Inauguration
12 Heads of State, representing African nations visited by Mercy Ships in the last 30 years, will join with their Ministers of Health to approve the Dakar Declaration and commit to improving access to safe, timely, and affordable surgery in Africa by 2030.

2nd June, 2022, 17:15 – 18:30 Africa Celebration – Ceremony of Blessing of the Global Mercy
In another key moment of the Africa Celebration, the Global Mercy will officially be blessed in a long-awaited ceremony together with Senegalese government representatives, local partners, crew, staff, and international board members.