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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.
We are delighted to announce an award of US$500 for the “Best Project” on the E-Depository (Indian Strategy) website . The project will be chosen from all the projects featured on the E-Depository (Indian Strategy) site based on the impact the...
On 30 November, Professor Raman Bedi launched the Kenyan Association of Paediatric Dentists (KAPD) in Nairobi, which is only the second dental paediatric association in Africa. The KAPD appointed Professor Bedi as their first and only global...
In collaboration with King’s College London, today we launched an E-Depository site as part of its Indian Strategy Project. This project aims to encourage social responsibility amongst the community and aid support for projects (voluntary and...
Following the success of SDL-6 which was held in London in March 2011 and which focused on strategic thinking, management and planning, Malawi has launched its National Oral Health Awareness Campaign: “Bright Smile Bright Future” from 12th to 16th...
On September 4th, Professor Bedi met with Dr Arturo DeLeon, President of the Philippine Dental Association, and SDL-2 alumni in Manila to discuss how to improve access to dental care for the poorest Filipino children. A partnership between us and...
We are pleased to announce that the results of the “Indian Oral Health Survey” will be published on Monday 29th October 2012. We intend to publish the report on the GCDFund website ( www.gcdfund.org ). To receive a copy of the report please register...
We are pleased to report that the results of the “Indian Oral Health Survey: A Needs Assessment” will be available by mid-October 2012. If anyone wishes to obtain a copy of the report, please sign up for our e-Newsletter at the GCDFund website ( www...
GCDFund has launched an exciting initiative that has the potential to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children. Time Flies offers surgeries the chance to demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility. By donating to the...
The SEAL CAMBODIA project was started by the GCDFund taskforce in Cambodia and brings together all the country’s dental NGO’s, dental schools, Ministry of Health and Colgate Palmolive and GC to collaborate and start a school preventive program by...
Professor Raman Bedi, Chairman of the GCDFund, was on 6 June conferred an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) for his outstanding academic, research and professional achievements as well as his...
It is great to see how the Smiles & Hopes Tanzania programme has grown over the last year. Three orphanages are now being supported by GCDFund through the provision of oral health education, toothbrushes, toothpaste and fluoride varnish. What...
The sixth year of the Senior Dental Leaders (SDL) programme has come and gone with great success and our hope is that many lives will be changed as a result. The reason for such a bold aspiration is that the SDL programme is run for the purpose of...
Cambodian children have one of the highest dental decay rates in children around the world. Studies show that the average 5 year old has between 8-10 decayed primary teeth. Without access to dental treatment or preventative care at an early age this...