The vessel the Africa Mercy has made headlines this week as she docked at the V&A Waterfront for a two week visit. The vessel is the world’s largest civilian hospital ship and will host three open days during her stay in Cape Town before departing for Madagascar.
The vessel, which is equipped with state-of-the-art operating rooms, is staffed by volunteers and provides free medical care to patients across Africa.
The Africa Mercy and her sister vessels have visited more than 70 countries and provided more than R11 billion worth of medical services. More than 2.5 million patients have been treated.