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We were recently given a full update on all developments in Kenya from our partners Kenyan partners. Early Childhood caries is still a major problem affecting many children in Kenya. With limited human resource in the oral health sector to deal with...
Following the first succesful year of this award in 2014, the Social Responsibility award is open again this year. The award recognises hygienists and student hygienists who participate in a volunteering project which benefits disadvantaged children,...
Dental Hygienist Social Responsibility Award - Improving Oral Health of Disadvantaged Children In partnership with the International Federation of Dental Hygienists, we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Social Responsibility Award:...
We are delighted to announce the results of GCDFund’s Richard Law Award 2014! This was a very competitive year and we were honoured to receive such a high standard of work across the board Post-graduate category Winner: Viswa Chaitanya Chandu for his...
Global Child Dental Fund & IFDH Dental Hygienist Social Responsibility Award Background: GCDFund is a UK-based charity focused on improving the oral health of disadvantaged children around the world and the IFDH is an international, non-governmental,...
In July Dr Tony Volpe, the former vice president of Clinical Research and Scientific Affairs from the Colgate-Palmolive Company, became a new Fellow of Kings' College London. Commenting on Dr Volpe's appointment as Fellow of the College, Professor...
Kenya Association of Paediatric Dentistry (KAPD) and the Global Child Dental Fund jointly host the 2nd annual training workshop for Kenyan Community Oral Health Workers Dental caries is one single most important oral disease affecting many children...
In July the Principal of Lusaka Dental School Dr Nalumino Sayela visited the copperbelt province, Ndola. The aim was to deliver the letter from the ministry of Education permanent secretary authorising Isubilo and dental training school visit Schools...
Recently Dr Carol Onyango, our African Network Consultant and lead with our Tanzanian MUHAS initiative, met with key individuals involved in the project and compiled the following progress report. Progress Overview The dental school started...
Professor Raman Bedi visited Cambodia for a week in June to meet with stakeholders, explore new partnerships, and monitor progress in the SEAL CAMBODIA project. Highlights of the visit included: 1. Meeting SEAL CAMBODIA partners - about 20...
In April this year Professor Bedi was invited to join an International Research and Training expert group focussed on Early Childhood Caries in South and Central America. The meeting was held at the University of Valparaiso, Chile. Other than...
Smile Efate Island Programme As part of the Pacific Network Project, we have been working with Robyn Watson (Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney) and a Senior Dental Leadership alumni (SDL-7) on an education programme for Efate Island, Vanuatu. The...
An Oral Health Capacity Programme In March 2014 we co-funded with the Borrow Foundation a three –year oral health capacity building project in Zambia. The project is based in Ndola, the second city in Zambia, and our partner there is a local NGO, the...
We recently forged an exciting new partnership to improve dental health in Zambia. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the Isubilo Community Resource, the Zambian Dental Training School and the Zambian Ministry of Health Isubilo is an...
GCDFund coordinates dental chair donation between London and Haiti After serving years at Birmingham Children Hospital, three dental chairs had to find a new home for next chapter of giving and caring. Along with our regional consultant, Dr. Hyewon...
We are pleased to announce the 2015 Tony Volpe Award! This exciting award is presented annually to two established dental professionals, offering them a place on our prestigious Senior Dental Leaders Programme (SDL). Image shows: Dr Nazik Nurelhuda...
The Senior Dental Leaders Programme (SDL-8) SDL-8 was held in London from Sunday 9th to Friday 14th March. This year 17 delegates attended from around the world, including our largest cohorts from China (3) and Thailand (2). As in past years, the...
Dr. Nazik Nurelhuda recieves the Tony Volpe Award 2014 Image shows: Dr Nazik Nurelhuda receiving the 2014 Tony Volpe award presented by Tony Volpe (Left) (Trustee of the GCDFund) and Stanley Bergman (right) (Chairman and CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.) Dr....
Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future launches India Chapter at Indian Dental Conference 2014 VIA: BURSON-MARSTELLER 50% children, aged 5, suffer from cavities in Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad, 22nd February 2014: The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF),...
Late last year, King's College London covered on their website our collaborative dental-care programme with the One-2-One Charitable Trust in Timor Leste. The three-year legacy programme focuses specifically on developing a school oral health...
Dear friends We will be sending you our 2013 Annual Report soon. In the meantime, we would like to bring to your attention the first ever oral health newsletter from the World Federation of Public Health Associations. It was sent out today to all...
Knowledge and attitude of Indian Dentists towards dental indemnity insurance Demand for quality healthcare at affordable costs is the natural outcome of this development. Despite all of the knowledge and understanding, cases of dental treatment...
PATIENT SAFETY ON-LINE SURVEY AMONG INDIAN DENTISTS Patient safety is a fundamental principle of health care, in fact patient safety, medical error and adverse event reporting is becoming a major issue in health care systems across the world. This...
We have developed a new collaboration with the International Federation of Dental Hygienists. The Chair of the GCDFund Professor Raman Bedi met in Dili, Timor Leste, with Mrs Robyn Watson, President-Elect of the International Federation of Dental...