Free Dental Clinic Project in Haiti
AMDA has been supporting the recovery of Haiti and its people since the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010.
In 2010, our various projects were providing prosthetic legs to the disaster victims, sports exchange program, and medical support upon the outbreak of cholera. AMDA HQs and AMDA Canada dispatched a joint medical team from December 2010 till February 2011, to the Salvation Army Hospital in Fonds-des-Negres to treat the cholera patients.
On a request from the Salvation Army Hospital, AMDA has decided to conduct a free dental clinic project in February 2012, as there is no dentistry department at the hospital.
Dr. Mac Kevin Frederick, on the right of above left photo, the chairperson of AMDA Haiti, played a central part of the dental team consisting of 13 people. 58 people benefited from this project. Some came all the way from Aquin and Miragaone, a good 20 kilometers away from Fonds-des-Negres. Since there are no dental clinics in those areas, the residents usually have to go double the distance. AMDA team worked on dental check-ups, clean-ups, and teeth extractions. The patients also received guidance on cavity prevention.