The challenge is enormous, but don’t let the statistics numb you. Every number has a name, a face and a story. And they will break your heart.
For more than 30 years, Mercy Ships and its committed partners and volunteers have followed the model of Jesus to bring hope and healing to the world’s poor one life, one community and one nation at at time. Africa Mercy – provides first-rate medical professionals, state-of-the-art medical and surgical facilities and health-care training to communities in West Africa that lack those critical services.
Why is using a ship important? More than 75% of the world’s population lives within 100 miles of a port city. Many of those cities are in developing countries where access to adequate health care is limited or nonexistent.
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