Give a Child a Smile
Our newest Grantee, Oral Health Care Uganda, aims to address oral health care problems in public primary schools in the Makindye division of the city of Kampala by, 1 - bringing awareness to schoolchildren, teachers and guardians of the benefits of a preventive approach to oral health and, 2 – providing dental treatment to those already in need by establishing school based dental services. Independent research done on oral health care in primary schools located in other parts of the capital city have shown that 67% of the children had dental issues requiring treatment. Unfortunately, barriers to oral health care are numerous and range from lack of education and availability, to affordability and acceptability. Our grant will help provide education and treatment to over 14,500 schoolchildren with the goal to bring bright smiles to all the children!