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AZ: CDMA Contributing Resources, Expertise to Help Kenyan Clinical Efforts

September 12, 2016


by Office of Communications

Kenyan delegation meeting with CDMA faculty
From left to right: The Honorable Amason Jeffah Kingi, Governor of Kilifi Province, Kenya; Dr. Lameck Nyakweba; Dr. Brad Smith, Dean, CDMA; Dr. Jay Morrow, Associate Dean, CDMA; Dr. Joe Maniga; Euphra

The administration and faculty of the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona is expanding its international outreach by donating equipment and sharing expertise with a delegation from Kenya.

CDMA recently welcomed a delegation from the Kilifi Province in Kenya to inspect the College's facilities and receive advice on logistical planning for a new hospital and dental clinic initiative underway in the province. The Honorable Amason Jeffah Kingi, the provincial governor, was accompanied by Dr. Lameck Nyakweba and Dr. Joe Maniga, as well as Euphrase Nyokwoyo, RN.

Dr. Nyakweba, a 2004 graduate of the College of Pharmacy-Glendale, is now the CEO of Global Diagnostics, LLC, which works with U.S. companies to provide medical and dental equipment to Kenyan medical schools, dental schools, and clinics.

According to Governor Kingi, his province has a population of 40,000,000 but only two dentists, making the new Kilifi educational and clinical facilities critical to improving his citizens' health. Brad Smith, D.D.S., Dean, CDMA, has pledged to support Governor Kingi's new initiative with unused dental equipment and supplies, as well as sharing important lessons learned from building Midwestern University's own dental education programs.


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