The First Lady of Tanzania visits ASDOH

H. E. Mama Salma Kikwete, the First Lady of Tanzania, speaks at the PROJECT C.U.R.E. luncheon.

ASDOH hosted a lunch in honor of a very special visitor on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The First Lady of Tanzania, H. E. Mama Salma Kikwete, visited the ASDOH ATSU campus for a lunch and tour. The visitors included the leadership of PROJECT C.U.R.E. (http://www.projectcure.org/) a non-profit organization that provides new and lightly used medical and dental equipment to underserved developing nations.

PROJECT C.U.R.E. sponsored the First Lady’s visit, as part of their First Ladies’ program as it has done the past six years in honor of First Ladies around the world who represent the countries the organization supports.

Students at ASDOH had a chance to meet the First Lady as she toured the clinic and the simulation lab. A Tanzanian ASDOH D2 student, Imran Patel, a D2, wore traditional Tanzanian dress and offered a welcome greeting to the First Lady. Opportunities for collaboration with the dental school in Dar es Salam were discussed. It was a wonderful visit!

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