About the project
According to the UNDP's Human Development Index, Burkina Faso is ranked 183 out of a total of 189 countries, making it the world's sixths poorest country and the public health sector has enormous shortcomings and lacks almost everything: personnel, sterile environments, equipment and premises. The lack of dentists and dental care is widespread. There are 4 trained dentists in the municipality of Ziniare with about 65,000 inhabitants.
Because of poverty, families wait to the very last moment to seek care. This applies to all types of medical care, including dental care. This in turn means that the problems are often very serious when they finally seek care. In the case of dental care, this will result in the fact that by then, the only solution is to pull out the tooth. This treatment is often done without pain relief and the experience is inhumane and traumatizing.
The goal is to build local capacity and care ethics at our dental clinic, long-term. The dental clinic will offer the local population dental care and prophylactic information and instructions aimed at improving oral health and general health in our area.
- Increased access to adequate dental health care with freedom of infection, reducing the incidence of caries, and curing pain
- Elevated standard, quality and ethics in treatment methods.
- Improved oral health
- To be registered as a reference clinic for dental students and dental professionals