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The Akhonya Dental Project: a new charity aiming to provide oral health education and preventative care in Kenya.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20057476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Kenya is a country plagued by HIV and lacking in adequate healthcare resources, and despite dental caries remaining the most common disease in the world, there is estimated to be only one dentist per 100,000 population in Kenya. Evidence suggests that many Kenyans are unaware of the causes of dental disease and half of the population are unaware of measures that can be taken to prevent dental disease. Oral health education is a clearly vital for improving the health of the Kenyan population. The Akhonya Dental Project is a new charity which aims to provide oral health education, prevention and treatment for AIDS orphans in rural Kenya. This article describes the ethos of the charity and long-term aim to increase oral health awareness in the region.
Authors:
S Barber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  208     ISSN:  1476-5373     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-08     Completed Date:  2010-03-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-40     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
SHO in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield. sophy.barber@googlemail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Charities* / ethics
Child
Child, Orphaned
Consumer Participation
Dental Care for Children
HIV Infections
Health Education, Dental*
Humans
Kenya
Preventive Dentistry*
Quality of Life
Rural Health Services
Vulnerable Populations

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