A retired dentist from Kenilworth (Warwickshire, England) is hoping to secure financial backing to support a project in Ethiopia, which she has been involved with for the last few years.
Jane Innes-Rees helped to set up a university dental unit and clinics in Mekelle and the surrounding rural communities. She is now hoping for financial support from Wesleyan, a financial mutual of which she is a member.
She has invited Jessica Wilkes-Reading, charity coordinator at Wesleyan, out to Ethiopia and is looking forward to showing her what a difference the clinics and units have made and how further funding could contribute to continued improvement.
Jane was inspired to help after hearing about conditions in the area, which was badly affected by civil war. There are very few dentists in Ethiopia and oral health comes far down the list of priorities. It is very rare for people to see a dentist or even own a toothbrush.
During her visit to Ethiopia, Jessica will spend time at Mekelle University Hospital and Jane is looking forward to showing her around.
Jane said that she was thrilled that Wesleyan had agreed to allow Jessica to fly out to Ethiopia and Jessica added that she was looking forward to the experience. She is aware of the hard work Jane has put into the charity project and she is confident that Wesleyan will be able to support such a worthy cause.
Source: Cosmetic Dentistry Guide
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