Friday, 6 February 2009

Dental care in Africa

From Stornoway Gazatte, Stornoway, Scotland, UK

IMAGINE suffering with the toothache for weeks or months on end and then perhaps having to walk for days before you can receive dental treatment. For many in Tanzania this is the reality of trying to get dental care.

In May three members of the NHS Dental Clinic at Bayhead, Stornoway, will be spending some of their annual leave taking part in the Bridge2Aid Dental Volunteer Programme in Tanzania, which aims to give much needed dental treatment to the population.

The programme is a UK registered charity based in the Mwanza region of North West Tanzania and works closely with the Tanzanian Government to deliver aspects of their dental strategy.

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