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MMFC - Rwanda Dental Project - Alaleh Zadmehr, DDS

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BENEFITING: Medical Missions For Children

EVENT DATE: Mar 01, 2011

THE STORY:

I traveled to Rwanda last February as part of an MMFC medical/dental team. My role in this trip was to set up a dental clinic in Gitwe, a small village near the capital of Rwanda, Kigali. Our team included anesthesiologists, nurses, surgeons, and me as the sole dentist of the group.

Prior to our arrival, there was no dental clinic serving the indigent villagers of Gitwe. The nearby Gitwe Hospital, where our mission was based, serves a population of nearly 2 million people covering an area of over 500 square miles. Edmond Ntakirutimana, a 25 year old Rwandan man with minimal dental training, practiced dentistry in Gitwe with no dental chair, and only a few very basic dental instruments. With the help of the Hellman Family Foundation and various private donors, we were able to purchase a portable dental unit to power the dental hand pieces that allowed me to do restorative dental work, do more than 200 - 250 fillings in one week. We also purchased and transferred extraction, restorative, and preventive instruments to the dental clinic we established in Gitwe Hospital. Importantly, I was also able to train Edmond in the use of this equipment; he has continued to use them at the dental clinic since our team returned and reports that he now sees 30 patients a day at the dental clinic.

Finally, we also taught oral hygiene at the local elementary school, distributing more than 700 toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, and dental floss to the children there. Many of them had never seen a toothbrush prior to our arrival and did not know even the basic steps required for the maintenance of dental health. Despite the fact that the school had no electricity, no clean water, no bathroom, and even students with no notebooks or pens, we were able to provide the necessary equipment to screen more than 100 students for dental care in half a day.

My goal for our next mission to Gitwe in March 2011 is to purchase a portable dental Xray machine, a cavitron to clean teeth, permanent filling material, more restorative instruments, and more toothbrushes and toothpaste. Any donation would be sincerely appreciated by our medical team and even more so by the people we serve. I hope to continue this mission of making a crucial change in the lives of these individuals and improving the health systems in these under-served communities. This will not be possible without your aid. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best,
Alaleh Zadmehr, DDS

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To This Fundraiser

$4,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Mohammad Mahdian

    $50

  • Nasser Manesh

    $25

  • Mahsa K

    $35

  • Bahareh

    $40

  • Golnar khalili

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Soraya Rofagha

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Nema & Tannaz

    $100

  • Anahita

    $25

  • yasamin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Eli Felicitas

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sahar S

    $50

  • Babak P.

    $100

  • Golyar Keyhan

    $250

  • sherry

    $100

  • Rana Rakow

    $40

  • Shadi

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • farah ravon

    $25

  • Ahmad Kiarostami

    $50

  • Behnam Rezaei

    $30

  • Amir Tehrani

    $200

  • Offline Donations

    $1,200

  • Bill Pope

    $100

  • Nahal

    $100

  • kimia Tehrani

    $200

  • EHB

    $50

  • Samani

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $60

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31% Raised of $13,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,000 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Medical Missions For Children

Amount Raised

$3,800

 

29% Raised of $13,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

kimia Tehrani

Amount Raised

$200

Fundraiser Title

Alaleh Zadmehr

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

sahar khazaian

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Azadeh Bidgoli

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $60

6 years ago

Samani

Samani

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

EHB

EHB

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

kimia Tehrani

kimia Tehrani

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Nahal

Nahal

DONATION: $100

So proud of you! 6 years ago

Bill Pope

Bill Pope

DONATION: $100

Thank you Alalaeh for willingness to serve. I also want to thank your parents for their willingness to be a blessing. 6 years ago

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $1,200

6 years ago

Amir Tehrani

Amir Tehrani

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Behnam Rezaei

Behnam Rezaei

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Ahmad Kiarostami

Ahmad Kiarostami

DONATION: $50

6 years ago