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All aboard the Mercy Ships: see the world and save lives

Nurses from all over the world serve on Mercy Ships, so why not join them on their next mission?

Docked in Toamasina, on the east coast of Madagascar, the world’s largest floating hospital ship is home to hundreds of nurses delivering health care to the world’s fourth-largest island nation.

For nurses who don’t want to play it safe, Mercy Ships is a challenging, yet attractive proposition.

The charity has provided medical support and surgery to 2.9 million people over 37 years. Funded by charitable trusts, churches and schools, the faith-based organisation has operated in 53 developing nations where medical care is limited, including Guinea, Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone. The ships go where they’re needed, creating a legacy by training locals.

Mercy Ships are staffed by nurses from many different countries

Children’s nurse Ella Glass gave up her job at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children to join the 450-strong volunteer team. She spent

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