More than 70% of the world’s population has no access to even the most simple dental treatment. This leaves billions to face a daily battle with pain in the toughest of life circumstances. Untreated oral disease, infection and chronic pain can be truly awful - it becomes difficult to eat, sleep or work, children are in too much pain to go to school, and parents struggle to care for families their children or elderly relatives.
Bridge2Aid fight pain and the causes of poverty in some of the poorest communities in the developing world. We do this by strengthening local healthcare systems – training rural healthcare workers in emergency dental treatment and oral health education. Bridge2Aid’s sustainable training passes vital skills into local communities to deliver lasting change. Our work means people are able to function free from pain, and avoid the risk of preventable infections and diseases.
Bridge2Aid believes that everybody has the right to safe emergency dental care.
Since 2004 Bridge2Aid has trained over 500 rural health workers. We have done this working with volunteers from the UK dental community as trainers. We are saving lives and freeing millions more from the prospect of misery and pain. Initially we have developed our programme in rural Tanzania, and our long term plan is to roll this training out to any country where there is a need.