Oral Care Nepal: Oral Care Nepal program is a community-based project that provides dental treatment services, free check-up and counselling service. The main aim of the project is to educate the Nepali community in regards to dental hygiene and diseases. They have experience in conducting dental camps and have conducted camps with WHO Oral Health Programme.
Oral care Nepal approached Friends of Nepal (FON) to support one of their programs. FON committee has agreed to provide support for Mobile School Dental Health Program.There is variety of programs developed by Oral care Nepal to educate the Nepali community about the dental hygiene and diseases, such as ? Dental Care Centre where individual can access the information and recourses in regards to dental hygiene; Street Drama, a program, that delivers oral health education to the Nepali community through story and comedy performance; Dental camps, another program that involves organizing caps in different villages in Nepal to provide awareness of dental diseases, free check-up and education; and School Dental Health, that educates the children in regards to dental hygiene and diseases.
Mobile School Dental Health Program will provide resources, education and treatment to the school children around Kathmandu.
Most of the school children lack basic oral health awareness. This is one of the causes for most prevalent dental problems, such as – dental caries and gingivitis along with the malocclusion, rotated teeth, protrusion and so on. The aim of Mobile School Dental Health Program is early diagnosis and hence early treatment and better prognosis in regards oral disease in Nepal.
FON held few events last year (2008) to raise money towards this project. We would like to thank all our supporter for participating in the event.
We raised money enough to contribute towards all the above projects. Thanks for our supporters, now a teacher is supported in Nunthala High School for a year; Nurses at Bir Hospital have some money to use in case of emergency as petty cash for the needy patients.
We would like to “Thank you” once again for all your support. We will post more details about these projects as they become available to us.