We are giving back to Mercy Ships! Mercy Ships is a global charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978.

Since 1978, Mercy Ships has provided services and materials in developing nations valued at over $1 billion, impacting about 2.61 million direct beneficiaries, with over 592 port visits in 55 developing nations and 18 developed nations. Volunteers and staff with Mercy Ships have:

 

  • Performed more than 84,477 life-changing operations that are free to the patients such as cleft lip and palate, cataract removal, straightening of crossed eyes, and orthopedic and facial reconstruction.
  • Treated over 642,579 patients in village medical and dental clinics.
  • Educated about 39,684 local healthcare professionals/workers, who have in turn trained multiple thousands in primary health care. in their areas of expertise (anesthesiology, midwifery, sterilization, orthopedic and reconstructive surgery, leadership).
  • Completed over 1,100 community development projects focusing on water and sanitation, education, infrastructure development, and agriculture.
  • Mercy Ships has over 1,200 volunteers from over 40 nations and has offices in 16 nations globally.

Learn more about Mercy Ships and the impact it is having across the world. Click on the link below to learn more https://www.mercyships.org/. Thank you to James Mershon for recommending this fantastic cause.

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