Work is going well at the Dentcare Kenya dental clinics-Mihango/Embakasi and Kayole-Matopeni , and at the Mwingi Dental Hospital. In addition, my postgraduate schooling is interesting and indeed a new experience in learning healthcare systems. I have learned a number of things on healthcare laws and the making of health policies, financial accounting and management in the healthcare sector as a well as quantitative analysis and statistics for healthcare management. The coursework is really interesting-we even did a case study of the Obamacare in comparison with our own NHIF/Free Maternity care/Free under 5years healthcare. At the end of the taught classes we are meant to submit a research thesis on our areas of interest in the healthcare sector.
This is one of a kind program in East Africa and probably the whole of Africa. So far only 2 intakes have been done, I am in the 2nd lot. Healthcare in Kenya as per the 2010 constitution was devolved/decentralized to the county governments and so far the system is experiencing a myriad of teething problems. It’s in the wake of this that I have seen the opportunity to study healthcare management with the hope that when we have new leaders in the county governments, I can be part of the reformists in the healthcare sector.
The going is tough but the tough have to keep going. I continue working with volunteers to offer dental screenings to the poor. It is a rewarding experience. Thank you for your support in this effort.
With warm appreciation,
This year there is a lot happening-The Utawala bypass dental clinic,a Dentcare Kenya Project, is turning one year old this month. We have conducted a series of 10 dental camps to primary schools and secondary schools this year in the locality. We attend to both children and their caregivers. We have seen a tremendous growth in service uptake from the residents and we pray that we keep doing our best in service delivery.
On March 20th we commemorated the World Oral Health Day in Naivasha with the Kenya Dental Association. On this particular day we also conducted dental camps in the town of Naivasha,
I am in graduate school now majoring in Healthcare Systems. My research project is on Healthcare Financing and Healthcare Information availability. With this training, I want to be able to improve the healthcare services of the poor. I should be able to graduate in April 2016.
It was very kind of a Global Giving donor to donate Himalayan toothpaste to our organization this year. Thank you for your support!
Thank you for supporting Dentcare’s efforts to provide oral health care to the needy.
Dr. David Mundia
President Dentcare Kenya
Dentacare Kenya has been progressing well in helping needy Kenyans receive dental care. We conducted two camps in this quarter. One was at Dagoretti corner,Nairobi. This was is conjunction with the Operation Smile organization formed by a group of maxillofacial surgeons who offer free cleft lip and palate surgery. We got to attend to 414 persons. We did 96 extractions and the other cases we referred to the nearest hospital which is Kenyatta Hospital Dental Dept.
LastOctober, the Kitui country government and Mwingi District Hospital public health officials planned a medical and dental camp at Kasilani Primary school, Mwingi town. Dentcare Kenya was involved in the event where a total of 264 dental patients were attended to in the afternoon. Extractions performed were 78 in number and 106 were referred for treatment to the dental hospital.
Due to observed demand of dental treatment we had to relocate one of the dental units, the one at Kayole-Matopeni slum to Mwingi Town, Kitui where we’ll offer some of the services not available at the district hospital. We got space in a local private hospital where we are partnering in healthcare service provision. The residents of Matopeni slums will have to travel to come to the Mihang’o Dental clinic for services.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to provide free and affordable dental care to underprivileged children and adults in Kenya.
Dr. David Mundia, President
We here at Dentcare Kenya are doing well. Right now, I work in the public hospital in Mwingi town and the frustrations of lack of support for the purchase of dental equipment and materials are getting a toll on me. The nearest town where patients can seek proper dental treatment is at Kitui,Garissa or Thika towns. These places are over 100km away. So, we are planning to relocate one of the dental chairs in Mairobi to Mwingi town where we'll partner with a local hospital and provide access to affordable quality dental care for the masses.
At one of our recent dental clinics, one of the people we served said this. “I wish I could find a word better than "Thank You" to really help sum up and show how loved, appreciated, and cared for I feel with Dentcare Kenya Foundation! I have never known of any dental team, or service to offer me their full attention. Dentcare Kenya Foundation! Treated me with royalty. I wish to have an opportunity to pay you back, but I know that no matter what I do, it would never measure up to a percentage of what you have done for me! I feel so blessed and so loved to have the honor of knowing Dentcare Kenya Foundation! “ At this recent clinic, we carried out over 50 dental extractions at the and had more than 30 dental referral cases to the Dentcare Kenya dental clinics.
Thank you for helping to support our efforts to provide affordable dental care to the needy in Kenya.
Dental care is one of the top unmet health care needs for low-income families in Kenya. Because of your Global Giving donations, we are able to provide dental services for grateful community residents in need. Every day when we conduct dental camps we hear from our patients about the meaningful, even life-changing, impact receiving dental care has on their lives.
On June 14th 2014 at Githurai Kimbo, Dr Kamau gave an oral health talk to children from Future Gate Children’s centre. On this day we conducted dental checkups to over 150 children and their caregivers. Dental camp was sponsored by the Children centre’s management.
"Your people for the dental camp…are real personable and make you feel so comfortable. This means so much for us at Future Gate because for at least 2 years we have not seen a dentist. Our children have such bad teeth but we are confident your team of dentists will leave us with the best smiles. Thank you so much for everything." –Abby Mutua, Future Gate Centre Co-odinator
Thank you for supporting our efforts to provide affordable dental care to needy persons.
With kind regards,
Dr. David Mundia
Director, Dentcare Kenya Foundation.
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