The Henry Schein Cares Foundation Supports MedShare to Improve Oral Health in Jamaica
June 2012 — The Henry Schein Cares Foundation donated over 80,000 individual toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste to MedShare to support health programs in Jamaica. MedShare's long-time partner Food for the Poor Jamaica (FPP); will distribute the products to local medical centers that care for medically-underserved communities in order to promote oral health.
MedShare has been dedicated to improving the environment and health care through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to underserved health care facilities in developing countries. After collecting surplus medical supplies and equipment, MedShare redistributes it to qualified health care facilities in the developing world as well as outfitting medical missions and safety net clinics in both the U.S. and abroad. Since 1998, MedShare has delivered $93 million worth of medical supplies and equipment to 88 countries.
Henry Schein, Inc. also provides an ongoing supply of health care products to MedShare through its Global Product Donation Program.