Johnson & Johnson Vision
Today, as you read this, over a billion people are suffering. At risk for losing their most precious sense – sight – they simply can’t see nearly as well as they deserve to.
That’s why, in every corner of the world where Johnson & Johnson Vision (J&J Vision) serves more than 60 million people in 103 countries, we’re helping people see better, connect better, live better. Because sight is more than simply seeing: it’s a profound way to connect with the world around us, and with each other. When we connect with sight, we connect with life.
With a clear purpose of helping patients, together with our global and local partnerships, we have the power to improve eye health by supporting better care in more places around the world than ever before. Through education, advocacy, compassion, and innovation we’ll work together to change the trajectory of eye health worldwide.
Support of Medical Mission Trips
Johnson & Johnson Vision provides select supplies to physicians who use their professional skills and volunteer their time to participate in overseas medical missions. Supplies provided are specific to cataract surgery procedures.
Conditional to eligibility, a physician may choose up to 8 different types of J&J Vision medical supplies that are 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.
About the Johnson & Johnson Medical Mission Program
For over 133 years, J&J has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people around the world. With the help 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, J&J has been able to extend its outreach of programs to support and create a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands across the globe.
J&J recognizes that populations in the developing world can benefit greatly from Johnson & Johnson products. Working with a deeply rooted and impactful partnership, MAP International and J&J work to support healthcare professionals improve the lives of many through the Medical Mission Pack Program – delivering over 8,000 packs of J&J products since 1997.
A note about our giving policies
As a standard practice, J&J follows the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) a division of the US Department of the Treasury in regard 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 and/or J&J Vision 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 directly if you are traveling to any of these locations. MAP is responsible for ensuring compliance with the sanctions and J&J/J&J Vision’s interpretation of those sanctions.
Applicants must be licensed physicians. All licenses are verified against current databases in the US, UK, and Switzerland only. Applicants must have a license in one of the aforementioned countries to be eligible for consideration.
Physicians must be participating in nonprofit charitable work with a US-based 501c3 tax exempt charitable organization.
Please submit your order at least 6 weeks before your trip departs.
It is required for all individuals who receive products from a J&J Vision mission shipment to submit a completed survey when they return from their trip. Please keep this survey in mind when traveling.
Each physician may place an order of up to 8 different items. Different limitations may apply to designated products. Product inclusion and quantity are subject to availability.
A physician may only apply for support one time per calendar year.
MAP International policy does not allow for transport to any US embargoed country or ones subject to economic sanctions.
These product shipments are designed for convenience. They can be checked as luggage and are accompanied by Customs Paperwork and a Packing List to allow for easy navigation through Customs.
Medical mission supplies and the bulk of the actual handling expenses required to distribute them are contributed by J&J and J&J Vision in service of changing the trajectory of eye health worldwide.
To offset the remaining handling costs, there is a required, $65 tax-deductible service fee per order, which includes shipping, payable directly to MAP International.
Fees resulting from the need for expedited shipping services are the responsibility of the recipient.
J&J Vision, in partnership with MAP International, does not offer shipping outside of the United States.
Eligibility for both programs is described on their page.
MAP recognizes some mission trips require a range of products broader than that offered by J&J. Therefore, we would like you to be aware of MAP’s Medical Missions Pack program, part of an independent program created and administered by MAP International. For more information about this program, visit map.org/medicines.
Let’s get social
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 on Facebook with us. 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 posts 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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