Tampa, Fla.-based bactericidal apparel and textiles developer Prime Medical has donated 88 sets of scrubs to CURE International’s Zambia hospital. The scrubs, which kill 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria on contact, will help protect patients and staff from harmful pathogens that can lead to deadly infections.
According to the World Health Organization, 10 percent of hospitalized patients in a developing country will acquire at least one hospital-associated infection. These infections annually result in more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S., and while limited data is available, experts predict these numbers are even higher in such low-income and developing countries as Zambia.
CURE International hospitals specialize in treating children with orthopedic conditions such as clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, untreated burns and hydrocephalus.
Since 2014, Prime Medical has donated nearly 550 sets of bactericidal scrubs to CURE International. The organization is currently planning its fourth donation, which will benefit Tebow CURE Hospital in the Philippines.