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Mercy Ships works with many different companies and organizations to fight poverty through surgical interventions. Our hospital ships function like small villages and there are many ways to get involved. We receive financial support, goods and services from our partners. Some companies choose to provide staff for a few months a year, while others donate food, medicine or other necessary equipment. There are also those who support us with larger or smaller financial contributions.

Morten Josefsen

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    Mercy Ships is a charitable organization that provides free surgery via hospital ships to some of the world’s poorest areas and contributes to building health capacity in low-income countries. On board the hospital ships, volunteer zealots from all over the world – including Denmark – work in a sea of ​​different roles.

    surgical interventions per field mission (a field mission typically lasts 10 months)
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    surgical specialties
    local professionals are trained and further educated in their specialties every year
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    Patient Djalion

    Surgical interventions save lives.

    The poverty rate

    56.8% of the population of Sierra Leone lives below the poverty line of $2 a day

    Population of Sierra Leone

    8.4 million

    Doctors, nurses and midwives

    1.4 per 10,000 inhabitants in the country

    Who is the charity Mercy Ships?

    Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships is a global charity based on Christian values ​​that uses hospital ships and recruits volunteer professionals to provide free specialist surgical treatments and medical education and training courses to strengthen local health systems in host countries, primarily in West Africa.

    Africa Mercy
    Den tidligere danske storebæltsfærge "Dronning Ingrid"
    Global Mercy
    The world's largest civilian hospital ship

    Why hospital ships?

    With 50% of the world’s population living close to a coast, our floating hospitals are the best way to reach and treat people in need.

    How big is Africa Mercy?

    Africa Mercy – the former large-belt ferry “Queen Ingrid” – has a hospital area of ​​1,200 square meters. The hospital ship is equipped with 5 operating theaters and 80 beds for patients. The ship can have up to 450 volunteer crew members on board.

    How big is Global Mercy?

    Global Mercy is the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. The ship was built as the first floating hospital for the charity Mercy Ships. The ship has 6 operating theaters and 199 beds, and can accommodate up to 950 people, including 640 volunteer crew members.

                    Watch as Danish Captain Milan shares his story from Africa Mercy

    Together we can make a difference!