A dental care programme in Kenya has benefited from a donation of healthcare scrubs from Alexandra workwear to improve quality of care and infection prevention.
The Bristol-based company donated scrubs and garments to Dr Hari Lal, a Glasgow dentist who was organising a dental care programme to benefit remote villages. The programme has successfully treated hundreds of patients and educated over a thousand schoolchildren on basic dental hygiene care and prevention.
Following Dr Hari Lal’s time volunteering in Malindi, near Kenya, the scrubs will continue to be used by a team of dental students to use once the programme is complete.
Nick Acaster, marketing director at Alexandra, said: 'This was a great opportunity for Alexandra to provide quality workwear for people who have really benefited. We are keen to support charities, and the Kenyan dental care programme was an excellent way to do it.
'The garments will ensure success continues by reducing bacteria and the spread of infection, which is a common problem with inadequate uniforms. The durable fabric improves the garments’ longevity to withstand the harsher conditions in Kenya while improving the quality of care for patients.
'As well as providing workwear, our intention is to empower healthcare professionals to educate colleagues and workers in Kenyan hospitals and communities about the important role clothing plays in the prevention of infections.'
More information about Alexandra can be found at www.alexandra.co.uk.