Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are hosting an event to announce a new surgical prosthesis for children, as a way to help prevent the spread of a parasitic infection that has hit the nation’s hospitals.
Trump will hold a news conference Thursday to announce the device, which is the first of its kind in the country.
The Trump Foundation will also be giving away 10,000 surgical caps to patients and families who can’t afford to buy the prostheses.
The news conference is being held at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. It will be held as a partnership between Trump and the Trumps foundation.
The Trumps have donated over $100 million to the charity.
Trump’s campaign has long touted the new device as a means of helping patients, including those who are at high risk for the spread.
A campaign statement said the new prosthetic device is a first for the country, and one that will be able to help children who have had amputations, stroke, heart surgery, multiple surgeries, or a medical emergency.
It also says the new implant is a way for parents to help their children, and for those with medical emergencies, to be able get their prostheses fixed in their own home.
The devices will be made by the company, Axon Technology, which has a contract with the Trades Department of the Trump Foundation.
The Trumps Foundation, which manages the charitable trust, will donate 10,500 caps to the foundation, the campaign said.
The foundation will also donate 5,000 of the caps to a children’s hospital in New York City that has recently had its surgical cap shortage.
In January, a new outbreak of the parasite that causes salmonella infections in hospitals killed 13 people and sickened nearly 900 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Trump Foundation also said the cap was one of its top three philanthropic gifts in 2017.