UNC school of dentistry Malawi project
The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry Malawi Dental Project seeks to accomplish the following aims:
- Provide a cultural exchange between UNC students and Malawians.
- Educate Malawian school aged children about oral health and hygiene and about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and risks associated with the disease (ages 6-18).
- Provide emergency, preventive, and restorative care to those in need in the Lilongwe Hospital.
Because the trip to Malawi is funded entirely by private donations, we are soliciting your benevolence for this humanitarian project. By supporting this endeavor you will be a part of a world changing experience. Due to such generosity in the past, students have had the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience while participating in a meaningful cultural exchange. In addition, students have had the chance to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged Malawians by helping to address the urgent necessity for oral care services and health education.
We would really appreciate your financial assistance. For a group of four students, the cost of the project is projected to total $25,000. This cost includes round-trip airfare, transportation within Malawi, food, supplies, housing, and vaccinations. If you wish to support the Malawi Project, please send your gift c/o The Dental Foundation of NC, UNC School of Dentistry, Office of the Dean, CB #7450, Chapel Hill, NC
27599-7450. Checks may be made out to “UNC Dental Malawi Project.” For your convenience, the Dental Foundation can also accept credit card gifts. All gifts made to the Malawi Project are tax deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines.
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