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Uganda & Tanzania 2014

17 Feb 14


PHS had a successful mission in East Africa! Our first stop was Kampala, Uganda. We checked in on our program at Meeting Point Kampala and delivered new dental kits for the children. We provided the staff with an oral health lesson plan review as well as a tooth and brush model. We also met with a local dental supplier and distributor who PHS will partner with to sustain our program at Meeting Point. Our second stop was Moshi, Tanzania. PHS implemented a new program at TAFCOM Primary School. The children received a lesson on oral health in addition to their very own dental kit including a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. We were thrilled to see our program in action as the children brushed at the school prior to a fluoride varnish treatment. We want to thank the staff at Meeting Point and TAFCOM for all their help and support. We also want to thank the Henry Schein Cares Foundation who donated supplies towards the mission. Thanks to our donors and supporters PHS is able to sustain our programs and build new ones!

"Mama" Noelina, founder of Meeting Point Kampala, with a new tooth and brush model donated by PHS.

“Mama” Noelina, founder of Meeting Point Kampala, with a new tooth and brush model donated by PHS.

“Mama” Noelina and PHS co-founders, Hollie Mae and Michelle, meet with Nice House of Plastics to discuss a toothbrush partnership.

Shown from left to right are Jonas, principal at TAFCOM, Lynn, head of Hope for Education Tanzania and Evans, owner of Evans Adventure Safaris with their new PHS shirts.

Shown from left to right are Jonas, principal at TAFCOM, Lynn, head of Hope for Education Tanzania and Evans, owner of Evans Adventure Safaris with their new PHS shirts.

Hollie Mae providing oral health education to the children of TAFCOM.

Hollie Mae providing oral health education to the children of TAFCOM.

Michelle providing oral health education to the children of TAFCOM. Tooth model shown was donated to the staff.

Michelle providing oral health education to the children of TAFCOM. Tooth model shown was donated to the staff.

Providing fluoride treatments to the TAFCOM children.

Providing fluoride treatments to the TAFCOM children.

TAFCOM children brushing and rinsing at the school.

TAFCOM children brushing and rinsing at the school.

TAFCOM staff member making sure the students brush properly.

TAFCOM staff member making sure the students brush properly.

A big THANK YOU to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation for donating supplies.

A big THANK YOU to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation for donating supplies.

Hollie Mae and Michelle with the TAFCOM staff.

Hollie Mae and Michelle with the TAFCOM staff.

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