Owned by the NGO Mercy Ships, founded in 1978, the Africa Mercy is anchored on the east coast of Madagascar since october 2014. The former danish ferry will stay 20 months in Toamasina, in the country where healthcare is completely deficient after five years of policital transition. On board, 300 to 400 volunteers from 30 countries who stay for weeks, months or years and provide much needed medical care to the population.
This is the story of the biggest hospital ship in the world, where nearly 4000 patients have been take care of or operated.
[Published in L’OBS, february 2015]