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Sea Mercy

Sea Mercy is a benevolent program developed for disaster and critical 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 a service delivery vessel, trained health care volunteers, support equipment, and critical care services as island nations develop their "outer island" health care infrastructure, when critical health care need opportunities are present, or when disasters occur.

Sea Mercy Program

The Sea Mercy program is about providing much needed health care services (medical, dental and eye) to the remote islands in the South Pacific. The program does not desire to be the health care provider to all the islands, only to the remote islands that the local island governments are unable to support effectively at this time in their health care infrastructure development. In spite of the incredible financial support provided by Australia, New Zealand, France and the United States to build the needed health services infrastructure for the various island nations, a desperate health care need still exists for a large percentage of their population. 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 health care services offered on the larger islands. Sadly, these more remote islanders are left without even the most basic of health care 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 there 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 be the most effective preventive, curative, promotional and rehabilitative floating health care provider to support the remote citizens of the island nations. Our mission is therefore to ensure our community sector has the practical tools and talent available to accomplish those visionary ends. To accomplish this in the short term we will provide floating health clinics to needy populations. To effect long term community improvement, we work to increase awareness of the health issues facing these vulnerable populations.

As our vision and mission statement makes it clear, Sea Mercy will strive to deliver the health care services to those remote islanders until the local governments are able to build the health care infrastructure to take care of ALL of their citizens, on ALL of their islands. If the incredible people of the South Pacific have a special place in your heart, we hope that you join in helping us.

Richard & Stephanie Hackett
Founders
Sea Mercy

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