DAYTON – Midmark Corporation, based in Dayton, has partnered with the non-profit organization MedShare to donate dental supplies to the School of Dentistry at the Christian University of Uganda.
Midmark is the only clinical environmental design company providing medical, dental and veterinary solutions that enable a better point-of-care experience.
âMidmark is honored to partner with MedShare and Uganda Christian University Partners to provide this essential equipment for training future dental professionals,â said Mitch Eiting, Global Head of Philanthropic and Corporate Giving. âAs a company, we are committed to working with healthcare organizations to design better care experiences and increase the quality of care provided. This commitment is not only to ensure that they have the right equipment and the right technology, but also that they have trained and skilled professionals who can provide this care on a daily basis.
The Midmark donation includes five Midmark UltraComfort dental chairs and delivery units, five LED operating lights, two PowerVac dry vacuums, two PowerAir oil-free air compressors, a Midmark M9 steam sterilizer and a Midmark M3 steam sterilizer. MedShare, which helps ship medical supplies and equipment to hospitals around the world, oversaw the delivery of the equipment to the university earlier this year. The Midmark equipment is fundamental in setting up the school’s new dental training labs, which will be instrumental in training new dentists for the region.
âMedShare is proud to partner with Midmark to provide this essential dental equipment and supplies to the Christian University of Uganda. The right training and tools are essential to promote good dental health and improve health outcomes, âsaid Charles Redding, President and CEO of MedShare.
Located in Mukono, Uganda, Uganda Christian University was established in 1997 by the Church of Uganda in response to the need for quality university education in the region. In 2004, it became the first private university to be licensed or accredited by the Ugandan government. Today, enrollment for the entire university is around 11,000 students.
“This donation is a great example of a partnership well done – timely assessment of needs and sharing of information, coordination with local partners, understanding of what donors will need,” said Mark Bartels, Executive Director of Uganda Christian University Partners. âMidmark’s generosity not only ensures that the UCU School of Dentistry is equipped to train the next generation of dentists in Uganda, but it will also have a direct impact on Ugandans who need dental care and cannot afford it. because the School of Dentistry has integrated a fee-paying dental clinic into its clinical model.
This donation of dental equipment is just the latest example of Midmark’s commitment to the region. In previous years, the company has made a number of investments, including working with several nonprofits to donate equipment to clinics and medical schools in areas in need. Uganda and Tanzania.
For more information on Midmark’s philanthropic efforts, visit midmark.com/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility.
Professor Aaron Mushengyezi, Vice-Chancellor (President) of Uganda Christian University (UCU), from left to right; Dr James Magara, Dean of UCU Faculty of Dentistry; Archbishop Stephen Kazimba, head of the Church of Uganda; Dr Patrick Luwaga, Deputy Medical Director of Clinical Services at Mengo Hospital (a teaching hospital for UCU School of Dentistry and School of Medicine); Mark Bartels, Executive Director of Uganda Christian University (UCU) Partners.
Archbishop Stephen Kazimba and Mark Bartels with students from the UCU School of Dentistry.