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    Shaenna’s Trip to Malawi June 2022 (Part Two)

    [Part one here] On Thursday morning we met with Dr Chipanda and Dr Mukiwa to talk through our future plans for the Dental Training Programme in Malawi. Having seen the programme in Tanzania, both are keen for Medical Assistants in rural communities to be trained. Having a face-to-face meeting facilitated a very positive conversation on […]


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    Shaenna’s trip to Malawi June 2022 (Part One)

    It was with great excitement that I boarded the plane in Heathrow to start my trip to Malawi last week. Although we’ve had regular phone calls and zooms with our local partners, there is nothing like meeting and spending time together again in real life!


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    Oral Health Cascade Training in Remote and Rural Northern Malawi

    This is a guest post that has been compiled and edited by Andrew Paterson and originally published by Jeremy Bagg via The Maldent Project blog. It describes a recently completed pilot programme undertaken jointly by Bridge2Aid and Smileawi in partnership with Martha Chipanda, the Oral Health Coordinator at the Malawi Government Ministry of Health. The […]


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    Myth-busting – news about a new face-to-face training programme

    In rural Tanzania education around oral health is extremely limited.  It is widely thought that ‘tooth worms’ are responsible for causing dental caries.  When a tooth is removed the worm flees to another tooth and continues making new cavities.  


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    Global Remote and Rural Healthcare Conference

    2020 threw us and other charities many challenges, not the least of which was being unable to take part in visits overseas or attend face-to face meetings and conferences. In November 2020 we teamed up with ProDentalCPD and ran a 2-day virtual conference, titled ‘Global Remote and Rural Healthcare – How Can We Do It […]


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    You Don’t Have to go Abroad to Volunteer

    As you know, Bridge2Aid and Dentaid work closely together to help people who are suffering the misery of untreated toothache. While both charities are, unfortunately, unable to run overseas volunteering trips at this time, Dentaid has volunteering opportunities across the UK for people who want to help those in greatest need.


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    World Health Organisation Stakeholder Workshop

    At the end of July 2021 Bridge2Aid was invited to join a stakeholder workshop with the World Health Organisation.  Invited as experts in developing training programmes in remote and rural Africa, the workshop was attended by our Operations Manager, Paul Tasman, plus our colleagues Andrew Patterson, Rob Dyas and Martha Chipanda.


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    3 Easy Ways to Fundraise for Bridge2Aid

      If someone mentions fundraising for a charity does your heart sink as your thoughts drift to Skydiving or running a marathon? If you’re nodding your head, we absolutely get it. Most of us wouldn’t want to jump out of a plane and training for a marathon isn’t many people’s idea of a fun thing […]


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    Bringing Digital Dental Education to Malawi – A Collaboration

      We are beyond thrilled to announce that the first  big Malawi project we’ve been involved with is ready to roll out. Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government provided to Smileawi we have worked together with them, the Dental Association of Malawi, the Maldent Project, Prodental CPD, and, with input from our own Clinical […]


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    Bridging The Gap

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing cancellation of 2020 Dental Training Programmes, the UK NGO Bridge2Aid sees a positive future.


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