Afghanistan Dental Relief

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Afghanistan Dental Relief

“Bringing Essential Dental Care to Afghanistan”
By Brenda Manookin and John Waskey

Afghanistan Dental Relief Project (ADRP) is a non-profit organization under the direction of Dr. James Rolfe, DDS. His Program provides free dental care to impovrished Afghan citizens through a clinic he established in the city of Kabul. Oral health is a sever problem in Afghanistan, and each year many die of infections caused by abscessed teeth. In a country where there is one dentist for every 250,000 people, ADRP is hoping to expand its efforts into other Afghan provinces to change that number.

AFGHANISTAN DENTAL RELIEF PROJECT Requests your assistance in establishing the first dental technical training school in their country, where dental care has been virtually unavailable for thirty years. Orphans and widows will be trained as assistants, hygienists, and laboratory technicians. The project has been approved by the Afghan Government, and land has been secured. The finished, self-contained facility with fifteen operatories of equipment is ready to ship now. How can you help?

Donate surgical and operative instruments and cavitrons
Help with shipping expenses by contributing funds
Provide disposable items, supplies, and small equipment
Consider volunteering

Global Humanitrarian Photojournalists is soliciting funds for the “Afghanistan Dental Relief Project” which will help in establishing a school where orphans, widows and victims of war can learn to be dental assistants, hygienists, clinical and lab workers.

If you are interested in helping GHP find solutions to assist the Afghanistan Dental Relief Project, please, make a donation and or contact us directly.


About Brenda Manookin

Brenda Manookin is an award-winning freelance photographer based in Southern California. Capturing images for nine years, she is knowledgeable in multiple fields of photography. She is a graduate from Brooks Institute and has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the title of College Photographer of the Year. Her work has been seen in Ventana Monthly, VC Reporter, The Daily Herald, and The Pacific Coast Business Times. In 2007, she was a Barnstorm XX attendee at the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop. She is a founder of New Sky Productions

About John Waskey

John Waskey is consumed by the drive to tell other people’s stories. “It is my belief that storytelling is one of the most important human characteristics we can share with each other. It brings us closer to each other and helps us understand the world around us. I feel honored everyday for the opportunity to visually express these stories.” He is a Visual Journalist based in Portland, Oregon, and primarily focuses on the production of international social documentaries. John has worked on projects in The United States, Peru, Turkey, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. As a founder of New Sky Productions, he is in the pre-production phase of another Afghanistan documentary project titled, “The Ash of War: Afghanistan’s struggle to Rise.” Principal photography was scheduled for May of 2009.