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  • Organization for International Development, Inc. Organization for International Development, Inc.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the health and quality of our patients' physical, mental and social well-being by providing quality diagnosis, treatment, and preventative health care.

Description

The organization was founded in 1990. Back then, seven young Jamaican dentists led by Roy Street, D.D.S. and two hygienists from the Bronx set out for a rural community in Western Jamaica to help what they thought would be a few people who didn’t have access to dental care due to the lack of financial means and or rural geographic isolation.Now, the group travels to Ghana, Ethiopia, Haiti and the Caribbean at large, including, Jamaica, India, and within the U.S.

The group consists of professionals in the field of healthcare (doctors, nurses, dentists, medical students and emergency care personnel), education, engineering, computer science and technology whose tireless efforts make our annual one-week health missions possible. We provide free services in, among other things, dental care, medical treatment, nursing care, physical therapy education and health education. Our health education workshops cover topics such as teenage pregnancy, healthy lifestyle options and nutritional wellness. We also provide computer science, electrical engineering and technology information as well as hold science fairs at host schools.

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http://www.oidinc.org

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