Tune in to The Surgery Ship 7.30pm AEDT Fridays from December 1 on National Geographic.
More than 70% of the world’s population cannot access essential surgery. For many, the hospital ship Africa Mercy is their last hope. On board, a crew of world class medical volunteers from Australia and across the globe face the biggest challenges of their lives, working to provide life-saving surgery to those with nowhere else to turn.
Why do nurses from around the world volunteer with Mercy Ships? Watch as they explain what makes the experience of working on board the Africa Mercy so special.
Our hospital ship can only perform its lifesaving work because of the skilled group of people who volunteer on our Deck and Engineering teams. This part of the Mercy Ships volunteer staff may work behind the scenes, but what they do is truly remarkable! Join our Technical Crew now: mercyships.org.au/volunteer
Maurinho is a strong, competitive six-year-old. He loves football and school, but his badly bowed legs made it difficult to get ahead. Watch his transformation unfold.
With one of the biggest contingents of Australian volunteers ever on board the Africa Mercy, our Aussie crew got together for this rousing rendition of 'Waltzing Matilda'.