Mercy Ships announces the construction of the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world. This will more than double our impact in Africa.

According to the Lancet Global Surgery 2030 Report, an estimated number of 16.9 million people die yearly due to lack of access to surgical care. Over 93 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe and timely surgery

The vision to transform lives by bringing hope and healing through surgery has guided Mercy Ships since the beginning. With each ship, lives are transformed in the nations we serve. But the need is ongoing.

The Global Mercy™ hospital deck will be ready to carry out a wide range of surgeries like maxillofacial and plastic-reconstructive surgery to address tumor removal and debilitating burn contractures, cleft lip and palate repair, orthopedics, cataract removal, and obstetric fistula repair.

This expansion and growth will facilitate more — more surgeries for those in need; more health professionals trained and mentored.
More lives changed!

Double impact for Africa

About Mercy Ships
Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building, and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world.

Would you like to learn more about our new hospital ship?
You can find more information about the Global Mercy™ on this page.

A few facts about
Mercy Ships

A second ship to transform even more lives

We have worked in more than
55 developing countries.

A second ship to transform even more lives

Each year over 2000 volunteers
serve on board our ships.

A second ship to transform even more lives

All their skills combine across 17 professional fields of activity on board our ships

A second ship to transform even more lives