Medical and Dental Care – Dr. Jack Cottrell

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Donate Medical and Dental Supplies & Medicines

Dear Friend,

Fighting illness, malnutrition, hunger, and poverty, are causes that have always been very close to my heart. I have been heavily involved with medical and dental missions with Speroway since 2006. I continue to serve as an advisor to their dental programs, have led 16 dental missions to Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, and helped to start up a permanent dental facility in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country.

My wife Michelle and I continue to volunteer together and have witnessed first hand the need for quality medical and dental care We are also passionate about fighting hunger and malnutrition. About 45% of deaths of children under the age of 5 years are still linked to malnutrition so we are big supporters of Speroway’s feeding programs.

I will be returning to Haiti this November for a medical and dental mission. With less than one dentist for every 10,000 Haitians, the most common dental treatment in Haiti is simple but extreme – the complete extraction of teeth. We will also be volunteering in remote communities that have never had a dentist or dental care!

We treat patients with decaying teeth and painful mouths and provide medicines, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. We also work with local dentists and community health workers to train in proper dental care and hygiene – creating one smile at a time.

Please help us raise funds for much needed medicines and supplies to reach children and communities in Haiti with quality medical and dental care and nutritious food.

Sincerely,

Jack Cottrell

Haiti Dental Program

The majority of dentists practice in the capital city of Port-Au-Prince, with very few ending up in rural areas where dental care and oral hygiene is most needed. Few Haitians have ever been to a dentist or owned a toothbrush. We treat patients with decaying teeth and painful mouths and provide medicines, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. We also work with local dentists and community health workers to train in proper dental care and hygiene.

Speroway Dental Team Haiti 2016 Patient Collage

Life-Changing Medicines & Supplies

Every day, thousands of children die because they don’t have access to basic medicines that could save their lives. Your gift will help us distribute essential medical supplies like antibiotics, anti-fungals, anti-parasitic drugs, deworming medications, painkillers, and surgical supplies.

Speroway Dental Team

Feeding Programs

Speroway focuses on school feeding to provide children and families with the essential nutrients they need. School feeding programs improve health and accessible education, which is instrumental in breaking generational cycles of poverty.School feeding programs not only supply educational and health benefits, but also contribute to gender equality, food security and poverty alleviation—all in a single intervention.

Haiti Feeding Programs-Dr. Jack Cottrell, Michelle, Dr. Brodie