HOW WE HELP
Dental Health Without Borders (TUG) is a Danish humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve life possibilities for children in some of the world’s poorest countries through better dental health.
Toothache makes it hard to focus in school. It might sound simple, but it’s the reality for many children in some of the poorest countries of the world. By establishing sustainable dental developments projects on schools we ensure happier and healtier children who have energy to focus on school and learning. The children will thrive better and so will school results – which ultimately gives the children a chance at a better future.
By teaching daily tooth brushing to school children supplemented by acute treatment, we create sustainable health models which can be continued locally. We strengthen local NGOs and involve teachers, parents, health workers and dental professionals. We engage in dialogue with policy-makers and emphasize the advantages associated with prioritising school based dental healthcare.
SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL DENTAL CARE
//By teaching daily tooth brushing to school children supplemented by acute treatment, we create sustainable health models which can be continued locally.
//We strengthen local NGOs and involve teachers, parents, health workers and dental professionals.
//We engage in dialogue with policy-makers and emphasize the advantages associated with prioritising school-based dental healthcare.
Poor dental health threatens developing countries
In the Western world we are used to professional dental treatments and many of us take preventive dental treatment for granted. In the mean time reality is different for many people in the countries we operate in. The majority live with tooth aches and can only get helt from self taught street dentists, where treatments are often harmful and primitive which can lead to life threatening infections.
WHO establishes that dental health is a determining factor when increasing peoples life quality. Yet, dental health is a overseen global health issue. A lot of people don’t know that caries is the most common non-transmitted disease in the world. Majority of grownups and 60-90% of school children globally suffers from caries which every year leads to millions of lost school and work hours. For instance, in low income countries 95% of children between 11-14 years has untreated dental problems.