Seatrade Cruise Global's charitable partner and the Charity of Choice for CLIA, Mercy Ships operates the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship dedicated to Africa. It has an average of 1000 volunteer crew, from up to 40 nations, serving onboard annually. The non-profit works with host nations to strengthen the local healthcare delivery system while serving the surgical needs of the host country. Mercy Ships also provides training opportunities for medical professionals (surgeons, nurses, anesthesia providers and community health workers). Collaborating with qualified local and international partners, Mercy Ships has provided services and materials in developing nations valued at over $1.3 billion. For information on becoming a Mercy Ships partner, visit www.mercyships.org.