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Medical Teams International Receives Healthcare Products for Humanitarian Aid Missions

by Chiqui Flowers | Dec 05, 2013

(PORTLAND, OR Oct 27, 2009) Henry Schein, Inc. recently awarded Medical Teams International with a contract extension. Though Henry Schein Cares, Medical Teams International will continue to receive medical and dental product donations. This partnership will allow for the international humanitarian aid organization to expand its missions all across the globe.

Medical Teams International first partnered with Henry Schein Cares in 2007. Over the past two years, the organization has received donations from Henry Schein Cares worth $600,000. These gifts-in-kind have been used for Medical Teams International’s Mobile Dental Program and child survival program in Liberia.

The Mobile Dental Program is a 20-year-old US-based program that provides free or low-cost dental care to individuals and families who lack insurance or a realistic way to pay for treatment. Medical Teams International currently operates 11 state-of-the-art vans that allow for 900 of its dedicated volunteers, supported by limited staff, to provide care and services.

Since 1979, Medical Teams International has shipped more than 1.3 billion in antibiotics, surgical kits and lifesaving medicines to care for 35 million people in 100 countries around the world. More than 2000 volunteers meet the needs of people worldwide each year. Donations can be made by calling (503) 624.1000 or by logging on to www.medicalteams.org.