We have a long standing commitment to health equity advocating for and raising awareness of the needs of underserved communities who are disparately disadvantaged for multiple reasons including access, ability to pay, race, religion, or social status. We support these communities through programs that provide care and education around prevention and wellness. As our populations become increasingly diverse it is now more important than ever to invest in cultural competency so all populations receive quality care in a culturally relevant manner.
Dr. Marion Bergman, MCW's Director of Healthcare Projects, Dr. Hery Mawakayoka, Dental Specialist and Head of Dental Department at Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital, Fredrick Meena, Dental Therapist and Program Officer for MC-Tanzania, and Dr. Edsel Bodden, Dentist and Youth Leadership Academy '20 Mentee, discuss why preventive oral health care should be integrated with general health and how MCW (Miracle Corners of the World) has worked to improve the oral health status for Tanzanians.
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