MCW SENDS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST FROM TANZANIA TO UTAH FOR SOFTWARE TRAINING
Training Held at Henry Schein, Inc. Facility in Salt Lake City
New York, NEW YORK, January 13, 2012 – MCW sent Tanzanian Information Technology (IT) consultant, Phillip Mogendi, to Salt Lake City, Utah to attend a two-day training program at the Henry Schein Inc. facility in Utah from December 19-21, 2011. The goal of the training program was to provide Mogendi with the basic knowledge and skills to manage the newly installed software systems at the Mnazi Mmoja Dental Clinic in Zanzibar.
MCW and Mnazi Mmoja National Hospital signed a memorandum of understanding in 2011 devoted to advancing Zanzibar’s oral healthcare system. To achieve this goal, MCW, together with industry partners, will supply the Mnazi Mmoja clinic with assorted dental equipment and supplies, including sterilization equipment, digital x-ray units, computer hardware, and practice management software, and train personnel to outfit the clinic with a sustainable operating system.
As part of MCW’s ‘train the trainer’ initiative, Mogendi will train the newly hired practice manager for Mnazi Mmoja dental clinic and other staff members.
“MCW’s focus on continuous improvement and innovation, led by strategic management, and supported with the appropriate resources, will help transform the Mnazi Mmoja-Zanzibar clinic into a regional center of excellence for dental care,” said Mogendi. “The clinic is expected to serve more than 1.2 million Zanzibaris and provide world-class restorative care to the public. I am pleased to work with MCW and the Henry Schein team to make it happen.”
The two-day training program included visiting the Henry Pond Dental Clinic in Salt Lake City to learn about using the practice management software, Easy Dental Software. “Easy Dental is everything I need. Complete and intuitive, that’s what makes it powerful,” said Dr. W. Henry Pond, D.M.D., P.C.
According to Henry Schein’s website, Easy Dental Software “… is the easiest, most affordable dental practice management system to own and use. It gives budget-conscious practices powerful features to automate their dental office—without the cost and complexity of expanded feature sets. Easy Dental provides a complete set of management and clinical tools, but is designed to give dentists the ability to add new functionality, like digital imaging integration, credit card billing, and e-claims verification when their practice grows. And, because it’s backed by the dental distribution leader, practices can trust Easy Dental to provide quality customer service and technical support to ensure success.”
MCW and Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and veterinary practitioners, have partnered together a number of oral healthcare initiatives in Tanzania since 2001.
About MCW (Miracle Corners of the World) MCW (Miracle Corners of the World) is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 with the vision of “Local Change through Global Exchange®.” Our mission is to empower youth to become positive agents of change in their communities. Based in New York with affiliates in Africa, MCW offers the following programs: Leadership Training, Community Centers and Oral Healthcare Improvement, as well as Partner Initiatives (MCW Jacqueline’s Human Rights Corner and the Container Project). For more information visit www.mcwglobal.org.