According to Mission Rabies, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating rabies worldwide by 2030, more than 99 percent of rabies cases in humans are caused by bites from infected dogs. Rabies kills approximately 60,000 people every year, the majority of whom are children under 15. To protect the health of both animals and humans, veterinarians with Mission Rabies aim to rapidly achieve herd immunity by vaccinating 70 percent of the dogs in a given area. Since its creation in
"Henry Schein is proud to support Mission Rabies in its quest to strengthen vulnerable communities by eliminating this preventable disease," said
As part of the three-year agreement, Henry Schein will donate pharmaceuticals, syringes, and other veterinary products to support Mission Rabies' ongoing vaccination effort in
"At Mission Rabies, we are on the front lines in the fight against this terrible disease, yet through the dedicated efforts of our teams, volunteers, and partners such as Henry Schein, we are making tremendous strides towards fighting back the disease," said
Henry Schein's animal health business has operations or affiliates in 23 countries, including
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.
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The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 100,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
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