Successful Mission in Senegal

Before our hospital ship had to leave the port of Dakar abruptly, the mission in Senegal proved to be very successful: a large number of patients were relieved of their suffering, and many local health professionals attended our training courses or took part in our mentoring programme. But can success be defined at all? And […]

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Interview with Dr. M’Pele

Dr. Pierre M’Pelé has worked in various African countries as a representative of the WHO, and is, among other things, an expert on epidemics in Africa. Since 2017, the Congolese physician has headed the Mercy Ships Africa Bureau . We asked him about the impact that Covid-19 has had on the African continent so far, […]

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Interrupting our field service

COVID-19 has impacted Mercy Ships in many ways. Most of all it affected our field service in Senegal; within days our hospital ship had to leave Dakar, three months earlier than planned. At the end of March 2020, the Africa Mercy sailed from Dakar to Tenerife, where she still is moored today. The biggest challenge […]

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Together we are Mercy Ships!

When the world feels uncertain, we look for the good.

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Field service in Senegal is currently suspended

The coronavirus is causing unprecedented challenges. Strict, consistent and radical measures must be taken. We see unsettling images. Our lives are subject to increasing limitations. No one can escape them. Our mission in Senegal is no exception either. Due to the current situation of COVID-19, WHO recommendations and the resulting increase in travel restrictions, it […]

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Craftsmen wanted for June & July

During the summer months, the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, is stationed at the Las Palmas shipyard for maintenance and renovation work. During this period we are looking for several employees, so-called Project Assistants, to support our team of craftsmen in repairing and assembling interior fittings, etc. Due to the Covid 19 […]

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Our Chairman on CNNMoney Switzerland

Mercy Ships Switzerland Chairman. Roland Decorvet, has spoken with CNNMoney Switzerland about Mercy Ships and his view on Africa, Economy and Global Trade. You can watch all four interviews at these links: Part 1: Mercy Ships past and future Part 2: Roland Decorvet: “Africa is the new China” Part 3: Roland Decorvet: “Africa needs capitalism with […]

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Planète Santé 2019 convention

Mercy Ships will be present with an interactive stand at the Planète Santé exhibition in Martigny from November 14 to 17.

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Annual report and finance report 2018

Our annual report and finance report 2018 are now available on this page, in French and German.

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A 100’000 thanks to you all!

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. As the international nonprofit Mercy Ships commemorates its 40-year legacy, the organization marked another major milestone: the […]

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