Mercy Ships

Orthopaedic Surgery & Ponseti Casting - Togo 2010

Many of the poorest cities in the world are ports – places with the highest infant mortality, shortest life expectancy and lowest income. Mercy Ships docks in these ports deploying volunteer professionals to provide world class care for people who don’t have a National Health Service to turn to Our newest hospital ship is self-contained, equipped with its’ own water, power, skilled volunteers and medical supplies. In this way Mercy Ships can side-step some of the basic and intractable problems facing other aid agencies – lack of reliable power, water, personnel and ways to deliver supplies – and make a lasting difference

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1053055)




  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



Without access to free, high quality care untreated accidents, diseases and deformities can lead to a lifetime of pain and humiliation Project Goal: Reduce the effects of neglected trauma and congenital conditions through specialist surgery Expected Outcomes: 90+ children to receive specialist surgery to correct orthopaedic conditions such as bowed legs, car accident and burns cases. All will receive occupational/physical therapy. Provide counselling to patients affected by their condition 50 children to receive Ponseti casting for clubfoot 10+ West African medical staff trained in Ponseti techniques; train Togolese personnel in production of foot and leg braces Cost: Total project costs are £129,500