Bridge2Aid is a dental development charity working in East Africa, providing access to emergency dentistry by training rural health workers.
Almost three quarters of the world's population have no access to the most simple dental pain relief, leaving billions to face a daily battle with pain in the toughest of life circumstances.
Bridge2Aid is working to address this terrifying problem, by providing access to dental pain relief for the millions of people suffering in the developing world. Bridge2Aid is the UK’s fastest growing UK dental charity working in developing nations.
In Tanzania, since 2002, Bridge2Aid has worked tirelessly to increase access to pain relief. Focussing on sustainability, and empowering local people to improve their own lives over the long term, Bridge2Aid has trained over 180 local health workers in emergency dentistry, and now train more than 60 health workers each year. This training has not only directly treated tens of thousands of people but has also extended access to emergency dentistry services to people living in the rural areas. An estimated 1. 8 million people now live within reach of someone who can help them when they have dental pain.
Bridge2Aid has also established a long term development programme with the disabled and People Affected by Leprosy at Bukumbi Care Centre, Mwanza.
Bridge2Aid aims to:
- To be a catalyst for meaningful involvement by the western dental profession in developing nations
- To be a leading provider & facilitator of training for healthcare workers in emergency dentistry, and sustainable, ethical and effective dental volunteering opportunities
- To be a respected charity committed to dignity, care and a way out of poverty for the marginalised in at Bukumbi Care Centre Tanzania
Established: August 2002
Registered Charity Number: 1092481
Board members: 6
Full time staff: 40
Part time staff: 4
Phone number: 01243780102
Address: PO Box 649 Chichester PO19 9JBView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website