W&H donates dental instruments to support volunteer dental services on board the Pacific Hope
The New Zealand-based non-profit organisation Marine Reach – YWAM (Youth With a Mission) was set up to provide free medical care, without all the bureaucracy, in the remote island regions of the South Pacific. The Pacific Hope is the organisation's specially converted ship for providing medical and dental services, which provides much-needed medical assistance to the communities living on these remote islands. By donating dental instruments, W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos has made a valuable contribution to the provision of dental care in the South Pacific region. Free treatment is provided by volunteer doctors and dentists, and numerous other volunteers.
Earlier this year, Marine Reach provided services on the island of Malekula, one the largest islands in Vanuatu. In just eight days, two dentists were able to provide a wide range of treatments to 284 patients using the new W&H instruments. There were also two GPs and nurses on hand to provide basic medical care to local residents, as well as an optician. The non-profit organisation is also aiming to visit the island nations of Fiji and Samoa this year.