ROTARY NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2020
BIGGEST EVER GLOBAL GRANT - MERCY SHIPS
A Rotary Foundation Global Grant of $1.125 million has been approved, enabling Rotary and Mercy Ships to fund a brand new, state of the art CT scanner, and other vital equipment onboard the Global Mercy, which launches next year.
This is the largest ever Global Grant to be awarded.
The Global Mercy is the largest purpose-built NGO hospital ship. It will double the impact of Mercy Ships on healthcare systems throughout West Africa.
The money will provide a range of sophisticated medical equipment for Decks 3 & 4: the ship’s hospital decks with six operating theatres, three infection isolation rooms, 147 ward beds, six post-operative recovery beds and four intensive care beds. It will also provide training and education for local healthcare workers.