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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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    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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    What Bridge2Aid Means to Me – Doing the Impossible!

    What Bridge2Aid Means to Me – Kiaran Weil Kiaran is the Chair of our Clinical Advisory Group, member of the Bridge2Aid team and long-time friend, supporter and volunteer. Here is what Bridge2Aid means to her…. “It means community; a community that cares for people; changes lives; puts those we serve first; strives to do better […]


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    COVID-19 Update

    To our community of Bridge2Aid supporters, partners and volunteers, As we are all aware, this is a very hard time for many people in the UK and around the world. We’re all concerned about our friends, families and neighbours. As our community, we wanted to keep you updated on with how we are managing the […]


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    Bridging nations, partners and rural health inequality

    A blog post written about our recent visit to Malawi by one of our Site Clinical Leads, Trustees and Clinical Advisory Group member – Andrew Paterson. Andrew is also a Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant at the University of Dundee Dental School,  I am very fortunate to be a volunteer, trustee and site clinical lead […]


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    Professor Jeremy Bagg writes about his recent trip to Malawi

    With ‘The Scotsman’, Bridge2Aid and Malawian partners in Lilongwe – two busy days On Friday 7th June I left Glasgow to travel back to Malawi for a ten day visit with multiple objectives in multiple places. In this first of two posts I will cover the initial couple of days of activities in Lilongwe. My […]


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