BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Instruments of Mercy, a charity that secures surgical instrument repair for medical mission teams, today sent two IMS repair technicians to Togo to support volunteer surgeons onboard the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship.
The technicians will repair surgical instruments for Mercy Ships. Mercy Ships' floating hospital, the Africa Mercy, serves some of the world's poorest populations.
“This is the fourth year we've sent an IMS technician to Africa since we started working with Mercy Ships in 2009," said Toney Peer, director of the non-profit Instruments of Mercy. “The difference this year is that we are sending two technicians instead of one, to ensure they can refurbish all of the ship’s instruments."
Instruments of Mercy was founded in 2004 to secure instrument refurbishment for surgical mission teams. “We continue to serve small mission teams around the world, but our partnership with Mercy Ships has made it possible for us to reach many more people," she said.