Johnson & Johnson Employee Volunteers to Provide Medical Care to Under-Resourced Countries

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Lee-Anne James, a senior clinical research manager at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson’s Global Clinical Operations Australia and New Zealand, volunteers aboard Mercy Ships to help provide education and medical assistance to those who need it most.

Mercy Ships is a nonprofit organization bringing surgical care and education to under-resourced countries. Johnson & Johnson is a longtime partner of Mercy Ships, donating medical supplies and providing employees with volunteer opportunities.

James lives on the floating hospital with her family for months or years at a time, working remotely as she helps babies, children and adults prepare for complicated procedures. Over the years, she has helped schedule surgeries, provide speech therapy and manage the infant feeding program.

Every year, 1,200 volunteers come from all over the world to run Mercy Ships’ day-to-day operations, including doctors, nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, teachers, bakers, receptionists, accountants and videographers.

In 2023, 800 surgeries are expected to be performed on one of the two Mercy Ships, Global Mercy.

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