Use of Cardinal Health™ NPWT on the Mercy Ships floating hospital Africa Mercy

Use of Cardinal Health™ NPWT on the Mercy Ships floating hospital Africa Mercy

Admission with infected skin grafts

Cardinal Health™ NPWT PRO placement

Scalp ready for graft placement

Graft take and outcome

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Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services, capacity building and sustainable development to those without access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1 billion, treating more than 2.5 million direct beneficiaries. Each year Mercy Ships has more than 1,600 volunteers from more than 40 nations. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time.

For more information contact:
Pauline Rick, US Public Relations Coordinator, Mercy Ships
Phone: 903.939.7000
Cell: 972.922.5442

Hi-res photos and general Mercy Ships B-Roll video footage are available upon request.

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