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International Partners in Health
Uganda Outreach for NYUCD Professor
 










Last June, Dr. Gene Sherwin, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, traveled to Uganda as part of an outreach mission sponsored by Sylvia’s Children, a charity dedicated to assisting youngsters attending the Mbriizi Primary School in Mbriizi, a medically underserved area in Uganda that has been especially hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Of the 600-plus children who attend the school, several hundred have been left orphaned by the epidemic.

Malaria, encephalitis, measles, mumps, polio, and whooping cough are also very prevalent diseases, while medical care and vaccines are scarce.

Dr. Sherwin provided dental screenings, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and oral hygiene demonstrations to 400 children ranging in age from four to 16.