Africa Mercy Ships just announced a brand-new ship to their roster, the Global Mercy.

For over 40 years, Mercy Ships has helped roughly 3 million people get the healthcare they need, from men and women across the globe who volunteer their services and time. 

"Preventable deaths are everyday realities for most African families," says Rosa Whitaker, the president of Mercy Ships on their latest YouTube video announcing the new ship. 

"In fact, despite the beauty and promise of Africa, abject poverty, poor infrastructure, and an acute shortage of trained health care workers condemn millions of fellow humans to crippling conditions."

The initiatives of Mercy Ships has previously been endorsed by Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and all the way to American President Bush. 

"Nothing would deter us from providing life-saving and life-changing treatments to those in Africa, where 70 per cent of the world's poorest people live," says Whitaker.

It is a Christian, faith-based hospital ship organization that helps any and all who need medical attention but cannot afford it.

"Driven by our faith, Mercy Ships is only matched by the hope of African people who have had their lives restored and forever changed."

The organization is now also helping train African workers to learn medical techniques that they can use in their own continent. 

"The healthcare infrastructure and health care partnerships we're building in Africa will, in fact, outlive us."

This new ship will double the organization's current capacity. 

"With the Global Mercy, the largest and first of it's kind in the world, we're going to reach more, teach more, save more, and provide more of the unquantifiable hope and healing for which Mercy Ships is known."