Donated Dental Chair Arrives In Haiti
By Kaitlyn Nuebel
A recent shipment of medical supplies from Brother’s Brother Foundation provided a new dental chair to a health clinic in Haiti.
With nearly 60% living in poverty, most Haitians struggle to afford enough food to eat and a safe place to live, let alone dental care. For those who can afford to take care of their health, access to quality dental care is limited. Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital, has a high concentration of dental clinics, but many of them lack proper medical equipment and are operated by non-licensed dentists.
Donated by Sheep Inc. Health Care Center, a free medical clinic based in Pittsburgh, the dental chair in BBF’s shipment now helps trained dentists at Centre du Santé du Kenscof provide care to patients in the municipality of Kenscoff and the surrounding areas.
“We are most grateful for the dental chair,” said Reginald Jean Gilles, Food For The Poor’s in-country partner representative. “This ensures that the center remains well equipped to handle the patient load.”