A milestone for Bridge2Aid!

Posted in: News, by Bridge2Aid Team, on 10th October 2013 | 0 comments

Today, for the first time in Bridge2Aid history, 2 wonderful teams of Bridge2Aid volunteers are simultaneously conducting emergency dental training in TWO east African countries!

Taking place in both Rwanda and Tanzania, 10 local healthcare workers are currently participating in our training programme, potentially creating safe access to emergency dental care to an incredible 100,000 more people in East Africa’s rural communities.

The programme in Dodoma, Tanzania wraps up today and 6 healthcare workers will complete an exam at the end of the day in order to demonstrate that they are now competent to provide care in their own communities. Our pilot programme in Nyanza district, Rwanda, will finish next week.

5-1Patients are treated by the healthcare worker in Dodoma

This is an incredible milestone for us and we’re extremely grateful to the dental professionals, supporters and fundraisers whose continuous support enables us to grow. In the next 3 years we aim to train another 366 healthcare workers which will ultimately provide over three and a half million people with safe access to emergency dental care, where otherwise there is none.



Patients visit our base within Nyanza Health Centre in Rwanda

Keep up to date with our progress on Facebook and Twitter, and do check our blog for a report on our first ever programme outside of Tanzania in the next few weeks.

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