The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry announces the creation of Island States Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, to be based in Port Louis, Mauritius. This new and powerful voice for the island states of the world will be led by experienced NGO leader Hemsing Hurrynag.
The Island States Alliance will also have two satellite offices: in Suva, Fiji, for the Pacific campaign for mercury-free dentistry, directed by experienced NGO leader Emele Duituturaga; and on Kingston, Jamaica, for the Caribbean campaign, directed by Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh of the Poison Information Network of the Caribbean.
Mr. Hurrynag, in addition to being leader of the worldwide campaign, will direct the Indian Ocean campaign in the Indian Ocean.
“Dental amalgam, 50% mercury, is no longer needed in 21st century dental care,” said Charlie Brown, president of the World Alliance of Mercury-Free Dentistry. Island states are particularly vulnerable to this toxic, because they lack storage capacity for mercury, and because, with their reliance on a fish diet, dental mercury poisons the fish children eat.”
“The World Alliance is truly honored that Hemsing Hurrynag, after a career in teaching and nonprofit advocacy, will lead the campaign to end amalgam use in the island states.”
“We are equally honored to have talented NGO leaders Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh lead the campaign in the Caribbean and Emele Duituturaga lead the campaign in the vast Pacific,” Brown said.