season 1

One ship. Thousands of patients. One year to help. A team of medics facing life and death decisions.

Episode 8
S1 E8 - Episode 8
Mother of three, Houefassi, has a crushing tumor removed from her neck in a marathon 9-hour surgery, while babies Riana and Joanes benefit from the life changing intervention of Benins Ponseti clinic.
06.24.18 | 44m
Episode 7
S1 E7 - Episode 7
Mercy Ships' volunteers are faced with an Ebola scare as surgeons treat a young girl with extremely bent legs due to malnutrition and a teenage boy with a burns injury so severe, his toes don't touch the ground.
06.24.18 | 44m
Episode 6
S1 E6 - Episode 6
The screening team travels upcountry to remote areas of Benin to bring the resources of The Surgery Ship inland. Featured patients include Faith, a young girl with severe bilateral bowed legs.
06.24.18 | 44m
Episode 5
S1 E5 - Episode 5
The volunteer medics continue to treat extraordinary cases of medical need. Featured patients include Maimounam, a 17-year-old past patient whose facial tumor has now returned.
06.24.18 | 44m
Episode 4
S1 E4 - Episode 4
Benin is home to Christianity, Islam and Voodoo, a religion where some believe curses cause monstrous deformities like 20-year-old Elisabeth's facial tumor, which is so large she hides in the shadows.
06.24.18 | 44m
Episode 3
S1 E3 - Episode 3
While volunteer medics continue to treat extraordinary cases of medical need, Dr Gary Parker and Captain John Borrow reflect on their decades with the Mercy Ships.
06.24.18 | 44m
Episode 2
S1 E2 - Episode 2
More children suffer burn injuries in Africa each year than any other place in the world, and yet proper medical treatment is lacking. Healing them on The Africa Mercy begins with surgery, but it will take months of therapy.
06.24.18 | 44m
Episode 1
S1 E1 - Episode 1
When the surgery ship Africa Mercy docks in Benin, West Africa, thousands of desperate people crush the screening line as Nate leads a team overwhelmed by saying "no" to so many, and "yes" to so few.
06.24.18 | 44m