Mercy Ships, which provides of non-governmental hospital ships, has showcased the first look at the construction of one of the largest hospital ship, which is expected to sail to Africa in 2021 and named as ‘Global Mercy’.
Apart from providing surgeries, the ‘Global Mercy’ ship will be fitted with high-tech training spaces, like a simulation center with AR and VR, mannequins, and other training tools. It will also simulate post-op care space, allowing trainers to simulate local scenarios and limitations.
“The Global Mercy will be a true modern marvel— a fully custom-built hospital ship with customized instruments, state-of-the-art technology, and highly-trained talent of a modern hospital. It also represents a unique call-to-action for anyone called to serve, and it presents the opportunity for people to use their skillset to positively impact global healthcare.” – Rosa Whitaker, President of Mercy Ships.
Global Mercy has 6 operating rooms and houses 600+ volunteers globally representing disciplines like surgeons, cooks, maritime crew, electricians, teachers, the host staff, etc.
Global Mercy will enter the charity’s flagship ‘Africa Mercy’, helping to grow the organization’s capacity to provide assistance to those in need. In 2019, Mercy Ships associated with Oculus to create a VR film, which gave viewers a chance to visit the Africa Mercy ship.