Mercy Ships is a faith based non-profit organisation

bringing hope and healing by delivering vital, free healthcare to those who don’t have access.

How do we respond  to the global surgery need?

Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to bring hope and healing to nations who are holistically building stronger healthcare systems.

Check out our stories and updates from our team, partners, patients and volunteers onboard the ship.

Mercy Ships Africa Bureau

For over 40 years Mercy Ships has been invited to African Nations. Our African Bureau, based out of Benin, is available to answer your questions and to tell you more about our work in Africa. Mercy Ships Africa Bureau established in 11th October 2016 through an Accord de Siège signed by Don Stephens and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Benin

International Board

While living in Lausanne, Switzerland, Don Stephens began a journey that led to the founding of Mercy Ships in 1978. In fact, Don and his wife Deyon lived onboard the first Mercy Ship with their four children for 10 years.Don continues to serve on the  Mercy Ships International Board, which has 38 active members and 2 emeritus members, from 14 nations.