Henry Schein Cares Foundation supports Health Volunteers Overseas in Tanzania
May 2012 — The Henry Schein Cares Foundation is supporting the efforts of three volunteer dentists to make a difference in Tanzania through Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO). All of the volunteers will be teaching at the Muhimbili School of Dentistry, Tanzania's only dental school.
HVO, an affiliate of the American Dental Association, works throughout the year to improve the availability and quality of health care in developing countries through training local health care providers and delivering free care. Established in 1986, HVO is now celebrating over 25 years of service in 80 different locations in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Volunteer professionals provide knowledge and skills to health care providers in the Global South who may not have access to state-of-the-art procedures and equipment, thereby enhancing the treatment they can provide to their communities.
Dr. Karl Woodmansey of Bozeman, Montana visited Tanzania, an east African country with a population of 43 million people this past May. Dr. Woodmansey reported, "I think my major contribution was exposing these students to both the most basic principles of quality endodontic treatment and also to the most high-tech, state-of-the-art technologies and treatments available. I can't say enough good things about my experience visiting the Muhimbili School of Dentistry. The faculty and students are professionals seeking to improve their knowledge and skills to provide the best possible care for their patients."
Henry Schein, Inc. also assists Miracle Corners of the World, which provides equipment and expertise to the Muhimbili School of Dentistry