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…