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This year we ran the Richard Law Award for dental students willing to enter an essay competition as a part of the Indian Strategy Project. There were three topics to choose from: 1. Approaches for the Prevention of Oral Cancer in India; 2. Oral...
We have established a partnership with One-2-One to realise our goal of building dental capacity in Timor Leste. Led by Dr Fernando Jong, this partnership will be a three-year legacy project incorporating a school oral health programme and improving...
The submission deadline for the GCDFund Award for Best Project on the Dental Student Electives e-Depository website ( www.gcdfund.org ) has now been extended to Wednesday 13th November. The winner will be notified on Friday 15th November and the...
Recently, Professor Raman Bedi, Smitha Kakde and Mahesh Verma published an article in the 'International Dental Journal'. Entitled 'Oral health inequalities: a call for action to improve oral health in India', the article is an analysis of the...
KAPD and GCDFund Symposium: Nairobi, Summer 2013 As part of the African Network Legacy Project, GCDFund and the Kenya Association of Paediatric Dentists (KAPD) collaborated in organizing the first symposium on ‘Paediatric Oral Healthcare in East...
The GCDFund ambassador for Smiles and Hope Tanzania, Prue Preston, has been named Colgate’s Unsung Hero 2012 for her work with orphans and street children in Mwanza, Tanzania. This award comes with a donation of £5000 for Prue’s chosen charitable...
Recently, our Consultant for the Pacific Dental Network, Hyewon Lee, gave a presentation at the University of Nairobi. The talk was organised by Dr Arthur Kemoli , the Chairman of the Kenya Association of Paediatric Dentists . In attendance were...
Today, we are pleased to Announce that Dr Masood Shah has won the second GCDFund Award for the best project uploaded to our E-Depository site! Dr Shah's innovative project, Uplift Kashmir, is a multidimensional effort which initially aims to reach...
Recently our project lead in Afghanistan, Jason Geromette, spoke to the local project administrator, who gave gave the following report: " The schools are saying our work has been extremely beneficial to children, mothers and teachers. Aside from the...
The Pacific Network is a collaborative legacy project which grew out of discussion with delegates at our Senior Dental Leaders 6 conference in 2012. We will be working with local partners to bring back smiles to vulnerable children. Access to timely...
Timor Leste Update We are organising a national conference in Dili, Timor Leste, in November 2013. All stakeholders and the existing oral health workforce – dentists, clinicians, academics and figures from NGO’s – will be in attendance. At the...
Network Background The African Network was conceived in 2012 during the Senior Dental Leaders meeting in London. The main goals of the network are to create a platform for dentists in the region to share experiences, expertise and resources so as to...
We are delighted to announce that our charity Chairman Professor Raman Bedi has been appointed to the inaugural position of International Advisor for the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The Royal College of...
We are delighted to report that the declaration on access to oral health for children was approved by the governing body last Sunday at the WFPHA General Assembly. Chaired by Professor Bedi, the Oral Health working group will consider all aspects of...
An open letter from Bradley Christian, the winner of our first E-depositry prize earlier this year. Hi everyone! The GCDFund’s E-depository provides a much needed forum to highlight your current or planned projects to improve child oral health,...
The final report for the project to transform the Muhimbili University Of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam has been produced. The team of management consultants have mapped out a range of exciting initiatives for turning the...
Thank you to everyone who uploaded their projects to our E-depository website. We are pleased to announce that Dr Bradley Christian will receive the award of US $500 for his project, which is part of our Indian Strategy programme. Congratulations to...
Colgate-Palmolive India are offering an exciting prize of 288 units toothpaste sample to the winner of the best new project uploaded to our E-depository website! Join us as we build a social movement to tackle India’s most pressing health needs! If...
Between April 4th and 6, Professor Bedi attended and presented at the 1st Arab World Conference on Public Health in Dubai, hosted by Dubai Health Authority under the umbrella of World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA). The session...
In March we ran the seventh session of our Senior Dental Leaders conference, in association with Kings College London and the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. As with past years, delegates attended from a wide range of countries around...
We are excited to announce the launch of our newest programme to increase Social Responsibility in dentistry: the Student Dental Elective Website. The site enables dental students to inform a wider audience of their activities, demonstrate the scope...
Read about exciting developments in dentistry in Malawi and recent news about SEAL CAMBODIA and other projects in our 2013 winter e-newsletter here.
SEAL CAMBODIA is an exciting 3 year project to save children's teeth in Cambodia, where the levels of dental decay are among the highest in the world (dmft of 8-10 at age 5). The project is supported by the Global Child Dental Fund (GCDFund), the...
Our 2012 Annual Review, which reports this year's activities and achievements, is now available online. You can read it by following this link where you can also download a PDF version.