Why in Africa?
Our Goal “A New Smile for Africa”
Oral diseases continue to be a major public health problem in the African region, and a source of considerable pain, suffering, and disability for many children.
Poverty is arguably the most important determinant of health and ill health, and the two have a clear link. The poor in the Africa region are caught in a complex poverty gap, in which low incomes lead to low consumption, which in turn results in low capacity and low productivity. The prevalence of oral diseases in the region closely mimics the levels of social deprivation. With the majority of the population on the African continent being desperately poor, the preventable dental diseases are unfortunately more widespread.
The African child deserve a new smile!!!!