Ships of Hope


Supporting Mercy Ships to bring healing to thousands of people in Africa, making a world of difference

Community Support

Mercy Ships is a global charity that uses hospital ships staffed by all-volunteer crews as the most efficient way to deliver projects of free, world-class healthcare services. The MSC Group has supported Mercy Ships since 2011, with a special focus on Africa.

We support Mercy Ships to bring hope and healing to thousands of people without access to safe, modern healthcare and surgeryThe MSC Group provides logistical support to Mercy Ships, enabling it to concentrate more of its resources on healthcare, while the MSC Foundation provides direct funding.

In Africa, over 18 million people die every year due to lack of surgical care25% of the world’s diseases are concentrated in the continent, yet there are less than 10 physicians per 100,000 people. This partnership has helped provide more than 18,000 life-changing surgeries.


Over 18million

deaths yearly from lack of surgical care

Less than 10

physicians per 100,000 people, on average


of the world’s disease are concentrated in Africa

Over 50%

of the world population can be assisted from the sea