FedEx Continues to Support East Meets West (EMW) Dental Clinic
Quang Nam, Vietnam, March XX, 2012 – FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company has helped fund free dental care for more than 400 students and teachers at Phan Chu Trinh Primary School, Tam Giang Commune, Nui Thanh District and another primary school nearby.
The ‘EMW Dental Clinic’ was set up by the EMW (East Meets West) Foundation, an NGO serving disadvantaged people in Asia with programs for clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education. The FedEx-funded dental clinic took place March 13 to 16 at Phan Chu Trinh Primary School, which was built with FedEx financial support in 1999.
Students and teachers received comprehensive free-of-charge dental treatment including examinations and treatment ranging from cleaning and fillings to x-rays and extractions. In addition, a lecture on oral hygiene education was conducted to increase awareness of how both adults and children can protect themselves from dental disease. The three-day clinic was carried out by a team made up of Vietnamese dentists from the EMW Dental Program plus volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and dental students from around the world.
FedEx also supplied free shipment of dental equipment and supplies from the EMW Dental Clinic in Da Nang to Quang Nam.
“We have been a proud supporter of the EMW Dental Program in Vietnam since it was first established in March 1996. After the first 15 successful years we hope that our continued support will bring healthy teeth and radiant smiles to many more children,” said Mr. Nguyen Duy Binh, Senior Manager of Indochina, Chief Representative of FedEx Vietnam.
Prior to the Dental Clinic in Quang Nam, EMW celebrated the treatment of its 100,000th patient in a ceremony at the EMW Dental Clinic/Office in Da Nang. “This mile-stone bears witness to the great work being carried out by EMW and its partners to provide free humanitarian dental care to large numbers of poor children in central Vietnam” said Mr. Nguyen.