Henry Schein Cares has donated $3.6 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the International College of Dentists (ICD) Global Visionary Fund (GVF). The ICD will facilitate the distribution of this PPE to charitable projects and humanitarian missions around the world.
The gloves, face shields, hand sanitizers, isolation gowns, thermometers, and coveralls are essential materials that will allow the safe delivery of oral healthcare to underserved and struggling individuals and communities, the ICD said.
This is the largest donation that the ICD has ever received and the latest development in the decade-long, enduring relationship between the organization and Henry Schein.
“This donation reflects our continued sense of purpose and commitment to values that make the world a better place,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein.
“We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Henry Schein for this magnificent contribution, whose impact will be felt not only today but for years to come,” said ICD president Dr. Akira Senda.
“I also want to acknowledge the outstanding Fellows of the ICD team who were responsible for the realization of this amazing initiative: secretary general Dr. Joe Kenneally, director of communications and college editor Dr. Dov Sydney, director of development Dr. Phillip Dowell, and director of operations Chelsea Segren,” Senda said.
The ICD GVF supports humanitarian and educational oral health projects globally through grants, in-kind donations, and volunteer connection. This collaborative PPE initiative with Henry Schein extents the support of the GVF and strengthens the ICD’s core values of humanitarianism and international relations, the ICD said.
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