Ethicon_new_logo_1For a global company like Ethicon, unmet healthcare needs around the world hit close to home.
That's why donating medical devices and suture material to qualified mission teams is such an important part of our
commitment to give more patients
in all parts of the world access to advanced surgical care.
We make a meaningful difference to enhance the lives of thousands of people every year by contributing our products
to support medical relief projects, natural disaster response teams and basic healthcare needs in underserved communities. 

We are pleased to partner with MAP International to provide your mission team with donated products to serve those in need.

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 For over 125 years, Johnson & Johnson has been committed to improving the health and well-being of mothers and children around the world. With the support of its operating companies, Johnson & Johnson has brought its credo to life.

The credo, a one page document written in 1943 by Chairman General Robert Wood Johnson, outlined the Company’s responsibilities to the communities in which Johnson & Johnson employees live and work and to the world community as well.  Working with key partners, Johnson & Johnson has been able to extend its outreach of programs to support and create a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands around the globe.

As a standard practice, J&J follows the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury, in regards to the sanctions, and other international mandates, developed in close cooperation with allied governments. As such, there are some countries under sanction to which J&J may not allow our products to be sent. 

These countries may include: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syria, and Ukraine. Please contact MAP International if you are traveling to any of these locations. MAP is responsible for insuring compliance with the sanctions, and the J&J interpretation of those sanctions.  

If you are on social media, we’d love for you to share your mission trip via your social media channels!

Share the impact of your mission with us on Facebook. Once you post your story, remember to tag us @MAPIntl so we can share your success with MAP supporters.

Please provide your Twitter handle and be sure to include @JNJGlobalHealth and @mapintl in any so we can amplify your message. We love to see and share the photos of the great work you are doing!

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The Ethicon Medical Mission Program was founded in January 2006. Since its inception, over 3,400 Ethicon shipments have been made around the globe.

The Ethicon Medical Mission Program provides medical device products to physicians who use their professional skills and volunteer their time to participate in overseas medical missions.

Conditional to eligibility, a physician may choose up to 30 Ethicon medical tools that are specific and most appropriate to their intended surgical procedures abroad. Products must be used in charitable treatment of the ill, needy, and infants in developing countries which have a demonstrated need.

Ethicon shares an enduring commitment to advancing surgical care so more patients’ live longer, more fulfilling lives.  With this program, Ethicon makes this vision possible for hundreds of physicians and improves the lives of thousands.


Applicants must be licensed physicians. All licenses are verified against current databases in the US, UK, and Switzerland only.

Physicians must be participating in non-profit charitable work with a U.S. based 501(c)(3) or equivalent tax exempt charitable organization. Further eligibility will be determined based on completed eligibility forms. Please submit your order at least 3 weeks before your trip departs.  It is required for all individuals who receive products from an Ethicon Medical Mission shipment to submit a completed survey when they return from their trip. Please keep this survey in mind when traveling.  View the Survey


Ethicon Suture Limitations: Each physician may place an order with a 30 unit cap. Different limitations may apply to designated products. Product inclusion and quantity are subject to availability. 

MAP International policy does not allow for transport of product to any U.S. embargoed country or ones subject to economic sanctions.


These product shipments are designed for convenience, can be checked as luggage, and are accompanied by a Customs Paperwork and Packing List allowing for easy navigation through Customs.  

MAP Policy does not allow for transport of medicines or medical products to any U.S. embargoed country or ones subject to economic sanctions.


Ethicon contributes products and the majority of handling expenses required for distribution.

To offset the remaining handling costs, there is a required $65 tax-deductible service fee per order, which includes shipping costs, payable directly to MAP International. 

If you order both Ethicon suture products and Ethicon endoscopy products, your orders will be shipped separately. An accompanying service fee of $65 each will be charged for these separate orders.

For orders shipped outside of the United States, a $100 (USD) service fee is required.


Please refer to website below for Johnson & Johnson Medical Mission Packs. Eligibility will be determined based on completion and review of application forms submitted to MAP International.

MAP recognizes that some mission trips require a range of products that is broader than that offered in the Johnson & Johnson Medical Mission Pack programs. Therefore, we would like for you to be aware of MAP's Medical Missions Pack program which is part of an independent program created and administrated by MAP International.  For more information about this program, go to

For more information, please call 800.225-8550 for more information about the Ethicon Medical Mission Program or send us an email.