Oral health in childhood impacts long-term health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to pain, disfigurement, tooth and bone loss, and systemic disease.
Ethiopia is part of the “Noma belt”, a region of Africa with the highest prevalence of a severely painful dental disease (Noma) that eats away at facial tissue and has a mortality rate of 90%. There are 140,000 new cases of Noma each year, primarily in rural, sub-Saharan Africa.
We provide children in Debre Zeyit, Ethiopia with dental hygiene products to protect their oral health. We are always in need of dental professionals to provide services to the children for more comprehensive oral care.
If you are a dental hygienist, dentist, oral surgeon, dental student, or other oral health practitioner, we invite you to reach out to us about opportunities to travel to our ministry site in Ethiopia and provide care for hundreds of precious children.