Global Health – Experiences of volunteering on the worlds largest non-governmental hospital ship
Mercy Ships is a leading global health charity. Our hospital ships bring free, safe surgeries to women, men and children across sub-Saharan Africa.
We’re looking for medical experts like you to help bring lasting hope.
Have you ever thought about working overseas - even for a short time - seeing parts of the world that you never dreamed that you would visit, meeting and treating patients who are so in need of your care; and all the time from the safety of a hospital ship moored in that country?
Currently, the Global Mercy is in Sierra Leone, where - with a population of 8.8 million and only ten surgeons and five anaesthetists - the healthcare needs are great. Mercy Ships has already started a 20-month Nurse Anaesthetist training programme and many other courses are planned for this service.
Would you consider being part of this amazing work, even spending just two weeks of your annual or study leave on the ship? The opportunities are there for you to change peoples’ lives for the better, giving hope and healing to those in great need.
Come to our session with Ruth Walne, Orthopaedic Plaster technician. Ruth will share her own experience of sharing her skills with Mercy Ships.