Mercy Ships is a faith-based international development organisation that deploys hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world, delivering vital, free healthcare to people in desperate need.
As well as completing thousands of urgent operations onboard its floating hospital, the Africa Mercy, Mercy Ships volunteers also work closely with host nations to improve the way healthcare is delivered across the country, by training and mentoring local medical staff, and renovating hospitals and clinics.
A new ship, the Global Mercy is currently in Antwerp being fitted out. This was after it underwent a journey of a couple of months to get from China to Belgium. After Antwerp it will go to Rotterdam for some celebration and PR events in March 2022. Where it will then go to Senegal to start its first service.
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