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 its community giving effort, Graham-Field will be donating medical equipment in support of Mercy Ships’ surgical care efforts in Africa and other medically underserved locations.

Established in 1978, Mercy Ships is a volunteer-based international charity that delivers free health care services to medically underserved nations worldwide. Mercy Ships has performed over 79,000 life-saving surgeries in 587 ports, according to the organization. The charity operates a hospital ship that docks in an impoverished city for 10 months. Health care is just one part of their mission; Mercy Ships also builds schools and clinics to support the community after the ship departs.

“We are proud to partner with Mercy Ships and its 1,400 volunteers in their mission to make health care accessible to developing nations,” says Ken Spett, CEO of GF Health Products Inc. “We are specifically supporting their ophthalmic surgery projects in impoverished communities with in-kind donations of our Hausted stretchers.”

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