Frequently Asked Questions

For 2023 and 2024, Mercy Ships will be serving in Sierra Leone (August 2023 to June 2024) and Madagascar (February to December 2024). We can only consider patient referrals in the countries where we are currently serving. Mercy Ships works with the government and Ministry of Health in those host nations to make the population aware of opportunities. If you live in those countries, stay tuned for information from local news and government sources.

Thank you for your interest in Mercy Ships. Please note that we do not accept any new referrals from patients at this time. But please stay tuned on to find out when the patient selection will reopen.

Mercy Ships is invited by and works together with governments in Africa to serve their people. The Africa Mercy is currently in Senegal until November 2022. The Global Mercy is completing its final outfitting stages in Europe and will begin her first full field service in Senegal in early 2023.

The best way to find out which countries Mercy Ships will serve next is by staying tuned on

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