Double the Impact You Make This Christmas

This Christmas, the impact of your gift will be doubled thanks to a generous Australian family who are matching all donations to Mercy Ships programs.

Double the Impact You Make This Christmas

This Christmas, the impact of your gift will be doubled thanks to a generous Australian family who are matching all donations to Mercy Ships programs.

Your gift multiplies in impact to bring free life-changing surgery and improved healthcare to the world’s forgotten poor.

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Your gift multiplies in impact to bring free life-changing surgery and improved healthcare to the world’s forgotten poor.

$50

$100

$150

$300

Other

A Vessel of Hope

Mercy Ships is an international development organisation that deploys hospital ships and volunteers to developing nations – improving the quality of life for people living with the diseases of poverty, disfigurement, and disability, through direct medical services, and building the capacities of healthcare systems to meet the needs of the future.

Reaching Those in Need

According to The Lancet Commission’s Report on Global Surgery: 5 billion lack access to safe, timely and affordable surgery meaning 18.6 million people die unnecessarily each year.

We're Built on Efficiency

Our floating hospitals efficiently bring safe, sterile operating rooms and hospital beds, directly to people in need so our volunteer medical staff can provide free surgeries.

Creating Lasting Change

We build medical capacity in every port we reach, training local doctors, providing equipment and opening medical facilities so that improved healthcare continues in our wake.

Reaching Those in Need

In Sub-Saharan Africa, there are only 2 physicians per 10,000 people. And because 50% of the population lives near a coast, our hospital ships are the best way to reach those in need.

We're Built on Efficiency

Our floating hospitals efficiently bring safe, sterile operating rooms and hospital beds directly to people in need so that our volunteer medical staff can provide free surgeries.

Creating Lasting Change

We build medical capacity in every port we reach, training local doctors, providing equipment and opening medical facilities so that improved healthcare continues in our wake.

Help Save and Transform Lives

Help Save and
Transform Lives

Direct Beneficiaries

Through surgical care, medical training, and infrastructure development, we impact millions.

Surgical Procedures

With your help, Mercy Ships is working to meet the overwhelming need for safe surgery worldwide.

Professionals Trained

By training local professionals in vital medical procedures, we create a lasting legacy of healing.

Annual Volunteers

Our dedicated volunteers are selfless servants who fuel the lifesaving mission of Mercy Ships.

Lives Changed

Most Likely to Succeed.

When she was a child, Marie Madeleine developed a muscle contracture in her leg. As she continued to grow, her knee hyperextended backward, leaving her with a severe limp when she walked. Despite this difficulty, Marie Madeleine continued making the journey to school, where she was determined to learn.

Our Volunteers are an Integral Part of Our Mission

Our selfless crew members volunteer their time and talent and pay for their own expenses to deliver the highest quality medical care to those in desperate need.

Over 1,300 people volunteer to be an integral part of the Mercy Ships crew every year.

Our Volunteers are an Integral Part of Our Mission

Our selfless crew members volunteer their time and talent and pay their own expenses to deliver the highest quality medical care to those in desperate need. Over 1,300 people volunteer to be an integral part of the Mercy Ships crew every year.

The Surgery Ship

Watch the Trailer

Watch as a crew of world class medical volunteers from Australia and across the globe face the biggest challenges of their lives.

Find Out More

Learn more about the lives changed and the volunteers making a difference on board The Surgery Ship.

Behind the Scenes

Find out from the show’s director what the crew got up to behind the scenes while on location in West Africa.

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