Mercy Ships New Zealand

Mercy Ships New Zealand

A ship crewed by doctors, dentists, water engineers and agriculturalists serving the world’s poorest, offering them life-changing surgery.


The MV Africa Mercy is the world’s largest civilian hospital ship.

It helps the world’s poorest people, offering life-changing surgeries and other health treatments.. Staffed by 450 volunteer staff and crew from all nations and walks of life - surgeons, eye specialists, nurses, engineers, care workers and support staff - it is funded by donations from great people like you.

With your help, Mercy Ships brings hope for people with nowhere left to turn.

Africa Mercy has been working in Madagascar this year and, over the last 30 years, volunteer medical teams onboard helped more than 2.2m people in more than 70 ports.

We need your help to keep Africa Mercy working - even the smallest donation will help Mercy Ships make a difference. Check out the gallery to see some of the amazing transformations made on board and how lives have been changed thanks to your generosity.

Mercy Ships NZ is constantly raising funds to support the work of the Africa Mercy and you can help by donating here at Give A Little. Visit the update pages to see how you could help. Thank you.

MV Africa Mercy - the world's largest civilian hospital ship. Bringing Hope and Healing

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Mercy Ships delivers medical excellence with integrity and compassion to the world's forgotten poor.

We are an international hospital ship charity and our huge-hearted donors are an important part of our team providing free essential surgery for people living in poverty in developing nations. Our volunteers provide their skills and our donors sponsor the surgeries for people who have no other hope to receive the help they need.

Over the past 40 years our volunteer crew have performed more than 100,000 surgical procedures, medical capacity building projects and many other healthcare services

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Latest update

Support our Medical Programmes  15 March 2016

All donations are very welcome, and a donation of:

$15 - Can purchase CASTING MATERIALS to help set a child's repaired leg

$35 - can purchase new clothing for an obstetric fistula (childbirth injury) patient

$50 - can purchase the bandages used in a major surgery

$80 - can support free dental surgeries

$100 - can purchase the general supplies needed for a major surgery

$250 - can provide an orthopaedic surgery for a child

$320 - can repair a child's cleft lip or palate

$640 - will finance a major surgery such as the removal of a large tumour


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