Sharp/NEC first joined forces with Mercy Ships through an equipment donation back in 2017, which included the latest in large format displays, computer monitors, and projectors. Now armed with vital equipment that will aid in its mission, the ship has arrived in Antwerp, Belgium where the equipping and installation of communication and healthcare technology is taking place.Mercy Ships is an international faith-based organization that uses hospital ships to perform life-changing surgeries and seeks to help build long-term healthcare capacity and systems in the nations it serves. The Global Mercy is the world’s largest civilian-owned purpose-built hospital ship, with the ability to more than double the surgical and training abilities of Mercy Ships, and is designed to carry out world-class, transformative medical care.
In addition to monitors and projectors to be installed throughout the ship, Sharp/NEC’s equipment donation also included a wall of displays in the simulation training room, a tool that will assist in providing essential education for nurses, doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers around the world.
Once fully equipped, the Global Mercy will set to sail to its first stop in Senegal in early 2022.
Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building, and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 55 developing countries, providing services valued at more than $1.7 billion and directly benefitting more than 2.8 million people. Our ships are crewed by volunteers from over 60 nations, with an average of over 1200 volunteers each year. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills. With 16 national offices and an Africa Bureau, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time.