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Mercy Ships

At Qua-vac we find it very important to use our expertise in a good way and support good foundations. By innovating continuously, investing in long-term relations, and with passion for our profession, we work together to create a better world and sustainable environment.

Mercy Ships is a foundation we love to support, Mercy Ships have been providing free medical care to people in need with their hospital ships since 1978. They currently have two hospital ships – the Africa Mercy and the Global Mercy. Both ships are specially equipped to help people in the poorest countries in Africa. A ship is for several reasons the best way to reach and help the people with the necessary aid and support. Using a hospital ship ensures a safe and hygienic environment to minimize the risk of infections. And that’s where Qua-vac comes in. With the vacuum sewage- and water treatment system from Evac Group, we can help Mercy Ships to provide the safest environment for the people who come aboard for medicine, treatment, or even operations. Read our interview with Ambassador Hendrik-Jan Groeneveld.

What can you tell me about Mercy Ships? 

Mercy Ships is an international medical aid organization that has been providing free surgeries and other healthcare services since 1978 to people for whom safe medical care is not available. 16,9 million people die every year from the lack of safe medical care. Mercy Ships finds that every person has the right to medical care. The organization works with partners in African countries, provides training to local health workers, and supports the construction of medical infrastructure to have a lasting impact.

Every year, more than 3000 volunteers from more than 60 countries serve aboard the world’s two largest private hospital ships, the Africa Mercy® and the Global Mercy™. Professionals, such as surgeons, dentists, nurses, health trainers, chefs, and engineers are dedicating their time and skills to accelerate access to safe surgical and obstetric care and anesthesia. Mercy Ships has offices in 16 different countries and an Africa Service Center in Dakar and works with thousands of volunteers, partners, and donors worldwide.

What is the mission of Mercy Ships?  

Making medical care possible for everyone. We bring hope and healing to the poorest.

How does Qua-vac contribute to this mission?  

Qua-vac contributes for many years by supplying necessary systems and materials that are necessary for the vacuum system on beneficial terms, by sharing the network, and by sponsoring the annual report of Mercy Ships Holland.

What makes Mercy Ships’ work so important?  

Worldwide 16,9 million people die every year because they do not have access to (safe) surgical care. Mercy Ships aims to do something about this because it should be available for everyone.

Why is the partnership between Qua-vac and Mercy Ship important?  

The work is done by many volunteers and partners worldwide, who contribute from their capabilities. Qua-vac has unique access to the knowledge and materials required for the Qua-vac system on board.

How does Qua-vac contribute to your daily activities on the ship?  

The Qua-vac system on board guarantees efficient use of water through the smart vacuum system. This is of great importance in the African countries where Mercy Ships operates. In addition, the pipes take up little space, so on board, it’s possible to work efficiently with the (limited) space.

How would you describe your partnership with Qua-vac?  

Qua-vac is an indispensable partner for Mercy Ships with a very long, loyal-, and personal commitment to the mission.

Do you want to have more information about Mercy Ships go to: https://www.mercyships.nl/ or https://www.mercyships.org

About Qua-vac

With more than 50 years of experience, Qua-vac is a leading expert in sustainable vacuum technology and wastewater collection. We have divided our experience into three divisions: Infra, Marine, and building. Our mission is to transport and collect wastewater through sustainable vacuum sewage systems and new sanitation, worldwide. Qua-vac is the one-stop shop for all vacuum sewage and waste systems.

Qua-vac is the exclusive and official distributor of Evac Oy Benelux. Evac Oy is the world leader in sustainable wastewater treatment systems for the marine.