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Randy Weiss, Americares senior director of corporate relations, inspects a delivery of PPE donated by Henry Schein Inc. Donations from Henry Schein are being distributed in more than 40 countries and territories by Americares, Direct Relief, International College of Dentists, MAP International, MedShare, Project HOPE and Special Olympics. (Photo: Johnathon Henninger/Americares)

Henry Schein donates PPE for health care workers and social service providers

By Dental Tribune USA
March 05, 2021

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. has donated more than 10 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies worth millions of dollars to enhance the safety of front-line health care professionals, social service providers, underserved populations and people with intellectual disabilities.

The donation includes face shields, hand sanitizer, isolation gowns, thermometers, coveralls and face masks and will be received by seven non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which will distribute the supplies in more than 40 countries and territories.

Henry Schein’s global distribution and supply chain network managed the donation working through Henry Schein Cares, the company’s corporate social responsibility program. The recipients are Americares; Direct Relief; International College of Dentists; MAP International; MedShare; Project HOPE; and Special Olympics. These NGOs will receive the PPE and distribute the items among hospitals, long-term care facilities, outreach and partner clinics and free and charitable clinics helping to provide primary and oral care, maternal and child health and infectious disease control and prevention in the U.S. and worldwide.

Donations will also support the current response to the COVID-19 pandemic and be pre-positioned in preparation for other disease outbreaks and humanitarian crises as well as natural disasters.

“This donation reflects our continued sense of purpose and commitment to values that make the world a better place,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein Inc. “In keeping with our higher ambition of aligning our capabilities with the needs of society, we aim to ‘help health happen’ by enhancing health equity, improving access to care and providing for the safety of health care professionals and patients. Henry Schein is pleased to be working with our valued NGO partners in this important endeavor.”

Henry Schein’s NGO partners in this effort are as follows:

  • Americares, a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster.
  • Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization that is active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies — without regard to politics, religion or ability to pay.
  • The International College of Dentists, the pre-eminent global dental honor society recognizing outstanding professional achievement and meritorious service while advocating for humanitarian and educational initiatives.
  • MAP International, a non-profit humanitarian organization providing medicines and health supplies to millions of people worldwide so they might experience life to the fullest.
  • MedShare, a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world.
  • Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian relief organization that is committed to placing power in the hands of local health care workers to save lives across the globe.
  • Special Olympics, a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability.

Henry Schein is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 19,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the company’s network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes.

Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.


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