Graham-Field Partners With Mercy Ships to Help Developing Nations
GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) is embarking on a new journey with Mercy Ships to help provide critical care to those most in need. As part of this Community Giving effort, we will be donating medical equipment to help support Mercy Ships’ surgical care efforts in Africa and other medically underserved locations.
Created in 1978 by Don Stephens, Mercy Ships is an international charity that delivers free, world-class healthcare services to medically-underserved nations worldwide.
Mercy Ships has performed over 79,000 life-saving surgeries in 587 ports, according to Mercyships.org.
Mercy Ships is able to provide healthcare to so many individuals by operating a fleet of hospital ships. Each ship docks in an impoverished city for 10 months, while treating as many individuals as their staff is able.
Healthcare is just one part of their outreach mission; within that 10-month time span, Mercy Ships also builds schools and clinics to support the community after the ship departs. In this way Mercy Ships strengthens the quality of life wherever it anchors.
“We are proud to partner with Mercy Ships and its 1,400 volunteers in their mission to make healthcare accessible to developing nations. We are specifically supporting their ophthalmic surgery projects in impoverished communities with in-kind donations of our Hausted stretchers,” states Graham-Field CEO Ken Spett.
Donations Make Up Just One Part of the Mercy Ship Effort
All Mercy Ship staff members, including doctors, are volunteers who not only given their time but also pay their own way. These brave individuals devote their time and money to support Mercy Ships’ mission of care, with the goal of saving lives around the world.
We hope Graham-Field’s partnership with Mercy Ships will help keep the organization sailing for many years to come.
To read more about Mercy Ships, visit their website.
Sources: Mercy Ships
Olivia Frederick is a Marketing Associate at Graham-Field.
About GF Health Products, Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than 300 US-based employees, GF Health Products, Inc. is a major manufacturer of healthcare products for the acute care, extended care, homecare and primary care markets. The Graham-Field family of brands includes Basic American Medical Products, Everest & Jennings, Grafco, Hausted, John Bunn, Labtron, Lumex and Lumiscope. Visit www.grahamfield.com or call 770-368-4700. Graham-Field and Hausted are trademarks of GF Health Products, Inc. © 2016, GF Health Products, Inc., all rights reserved.