Support the missions of Mercy Ships in Madagascar and Sierra Leone.

Until December 31, 2023, your donation will be doubled thanks to the generosity of our partner, the company BRS Shipbrokers, up to a total amount of CHF 15,000.

Madagascar and Sierra Leone 2024

CHF 15'000
Goal
CHF 26'343
Amount so far
Not started or ended
175.62%

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2024: field services in Madagascar and Sierra Leone

In early 2024, our hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, will return to Madagascar. A medical team is currently on-site meeting with patients. Our NGO plans to carry out over 1,150 surgeries and provide targeted training for Malagasy healthcare professionals. The new ship, Global Mercy, continues to admit surgical patients in Sierra Leone.

Less than one doctor for 20'000 inhabitants in Madagascar...

In the world, 16.9 million people die every year due to lack of access to surgery.

Madagascar faces significant medical challenges, with many individuals suffering in silence due to the lack of access to basic surgical care.

For over 45 years, Mercy Ships has been addressing this medical emergency by providing free surgical interventions to the most vulnerable aboard state-of-the-art hospital ships.

Your support can transform the lives of these patients!

Madagascar

Poverty rate

75% of the population lives below the poverty line of $2 per day

Population

27 million

Doctors, nurses, and midwives

0.4 doctors per 10’000 inhabitants
2.2 nurses and midwives per 10’000 inhabitants

Samba, one of our patients operated on in 2023

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The Global Mercy and the Africa Mercy

Why ships?

More than 50% of the world’s population lives within 150 km of a coast. By using the largest civilian hospital ships in the world, the NGO Mercy Ships can respond flexibly to changing needs and move to areas where the demand for medical care is most urgent, particularly in developing countries.

The route of our ships

The Africa Mercy is currently in its final maintenance phase at the shipyard. In early 2024, it will set sail for Madagascar to begin the field service.
November 2023
February 2024 : Madagascar
End of field service

The Africa Mercy is undergoing renovation and maintenance at a shipyard in South Africa, while the Global Mercy is active in Sierra Leone.

The Africa Mercy will travel to Madagascar in February for a duration of at least 10 months. Make sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to regularly receive updates from the field!

We will share the field services results in Sierra Leone and Madagascar and announce upcoming countries.

Novembre 2023
L’Africa Mercy est en rénovation et entretien en chantier naval en Afrique du Sud, et le Global Mercy est actif en Sierra Leone.
Février 2024 : Madagascar
L’Africa Mercy se rendra à Madagascar en février pour une durée de 10 mois au moins. Assurez-vous de bien recevoir notre newsletter mensuelle pour recevoir régulièrement des nouvelles du terrain !
Fin de mission
Nous partagerons les résultats des missions en Sierra Leone et à Madagascar et annoncerons les prochaines misisons.

Ready to transform lives alongside Mercy Ships?

Thanks to your donation, Mercy Ships becomes the gateway to a new life for many patients every day.

The company BRS Shipbrokers commits to matching every donation up to a total amount of CHF 15,000.-!

Every donation counts!

Mercy Ships, the gangway to a new life.

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