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Fourth and Fifth Dental Missions as 2010 Haiti Earthquake Reconstruction Activity

Publication date:2015-09-05
 Continuing the tradition of caring for the affected, AMDA still conducts regular medical activities in Haiti, even long after the massive Haiti- Earthquake in 2010. 
On 31st January and 4th September 2015, AMDA Haiti conducted its 4th and 5th dental missions at the Salvation Army Hospital in Fonds-des-Negres and at the cultural center of Bosso in Aquin respectively. AMDA has been supporting survivors of 2010 Great Haiti Earthquake by providing various projects such as;
i.    an-year-long prosthesis project where AMDA appointed and based a Japanese Prosthetic technician in Haiti to produce and provide prosthesis to the people affected by the disaster
ii.    Soccer and culture exchange programme for 3 consecutive years involving children from the affected areas of Haiti, Dominica Republic and Japan.
iii.    Annual get together and Christmas celebration for the prosthesis patients and their families.
iv.    Conducting regular dental missions.

During this dental mission, in total, 83 patients from Aquin and other countryside areas came to receive dental care. They received services such as oral examination, dental checkup, cleaning, dental restoration, and tooth extraction. In addition, president of AMDA-Haiti, who is a dentist, provided a dental and oral hygiene education to the patients. 

Since the local residents have to go far distant hospitals to take dental care and where dental hygiene education is rare, this mission proved to be really meaningful. One of the patients told the dental team that this was his first time to meet a dentist in his life. According to local people, most of them in the area have never been to dental clinic in their lifetime. Many patients were satisfied and expressed their appreciation to the AMDA team of dentists. 
    •  GPSP Medical Mission (Promotion of Health)
    •  Haiti
    •  2015
    •  ER & Reconstruction