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Season 1

  • S01E01 Episode 1

    • April 18, 2017
    • National Geographic

    Join the volunteers on-board the surgery ship Africa Mercy as it docks in Benin, West Africa to treat thousands of desperate people in need.

  • S01E02 Episode 2

    • April 25, 2017
    • National Geographic

    The volunteers on-board the Africa Mercy treat four severely burnt young children, whose injuries have formed into disfiguring scars. Healing them on the ship begins with surgery but it will take months of physical and emotional therapy to recover.

  • S01E03 Episode 3

    • May 2, 2017
    • National Geographic

    A cleft lip repair on baby Prunel reunites Dr Gary with a former patient and we follow the transformations of thirty-eight year old Barthelimy and eleven year old Sergio, both with deforming facial tumours.

  • S01E04 Episode 4

    • May 9, 2017
    • National Geographic

    As Mercy Ships return, Islamic cleric Ramani arrives with a large overgrowth of his facial bones and mother-of-six Vivienne seeks the help of volunteers as she suffers from a life-threatening jaw tumour.

  • S01E05 Episode 5

    • May 16, 2017
    • National Geographic

    17-year-old Maimouna's journey to the ship is dramatic as Dr. Nerida, who operated on Maimouna 4 years ago travels to Guinea, which has only recently been cleared of Ebola, to find Maimouna and bring her to the ship for critical surgery.

  • S01E06 Episode 6

    • May 23, 2017
    • National Geographic

    The screening team travels upcountry to remote areas of Benin to bring the resources of The Surgery Ship inland. Where they assist Faith - a young girl with severe bilateral bowed legs and Jonas - a return patient whose tumour grew back.

  • S01E07 Episode 7

    • May 30, 2017
    • National Geographic

    Mercy Ships' volunteers are faced with an Ebola scare as surgeons give new hope to a young girl with extremely bent legs and a teenage boy with a burns injury so severe his toes don't touch the ground.

  • S01E08 Episode 8

    • June 6, 2017
    • National Geographic

    Mother of three, Houefassi, has a crushing tumour removed from her neck in a marathon nine hour surgery while babies, Riana and Joanes benefit from the life changing intervention of Benins Ponseti clinic.