Why in Africa?
Our Goal “A New Smile for Africa”
Oral diseases continue to be a major public health problem in the African region. They are a source of considerable pain, suffering, and disability for many.
Poverty is arguably the most important determinant of health and ill health. The link between poverty and health is clear. The poor in the African 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 dental diseases closely mimics the levels of social deprivation. On a continent, where the majority of the population is desperately poor, preventable dental diseases are widespread.
Our kids deserve a new smile!!!!