Sea Mercy is a benevolent program developed for critical health, disaster, economic development and education care needs for remote islanders. Sea Mercy is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charity with a simple vision and mission to "stand in the gap" with service delivery platforms (vessels), trained health care volunteers, support equipment, and critical care services until island nations partners can develop their "outer island" health care infrastructure and/or when disasters occur. Even with incredible financial support to build the needed health services infrastructure provided by Australia, New Zealand, France and the United States, a desperate health care need still exists for a large percentage of the remote island communities. With over 20,000 islands spread across 11,000,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean, there are no roads, power lines, or phone systems to connect the smaller, less populated remote islands to the same services offered on the larger islands. Often leaving them without access to such services. With an incredible disparity in infant mortality rates rising, immunization rates dropping, and the comparative overall health and longevity far from those on the primary islands, the need is urgent and that need is the very reason that Sea Mercy was created. We are here to "stand in the gap" and work with the local governments and international aid organizations until the local governments can meet those needs on their own. We are also there to assist in emergencies during natural disasters.
"Sea Mercy's vision is to provide 'Last Mile' humanitarian solutions for remote island communities. Our mission is therefore to ensure our community sector has the practical tools and available talent to accomplish those visionary ends."
If the incredible people of the South Pacific have a special place in your heart, we hope that you join in helping us.