Ships of Hope

MSC FOUNDATION & MERCY SHIPS

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

 
Senegal
Community Support
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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’ work 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 peopleOur commitment to Mercy Ships aims to provide 10,000 life-changing surgeries free of charge by 2020.

Challenges

Over 18million

deaths yearly from lack of surgical care

Less than 10

physicians per 100,000 people, on average

25%

of the world’s disease are concentrated in Africa

Over 50%

of the world population can be assisted from the sea