Mobile Dental Camps
Through the efforts of the medical, dental, and public health communities in Kenya, an efficient network has been established to insure that the people of under-served areas have access to care and treatment. Kikuyu and Chogoria Hospitals organize medical and dental camps throughout the year. These camps are held in churches, schools, and orphanages in the needy urban neighborhoods of Nairobi and in the remote areas of Tharaka-Nithi County where access to medical and dental care is impossible due to long distances, poor or non-existent roads, and lack of transportation. KOHI partners with the efforts to bring dental care to these areas. The dental teams are comprised of dentists, community oral health officers dental assistants, and non-dental volunteers who provide support in the form of registration, blood pressure reads, oral health education, and dispensing of medicine. Usually 200–300 people are served in one day.
It is possible to work with KOHI to both sponsor a dental camp and volunteer at one. Please contact us if you are interested.