World Oral Health Day 2017 in Tanzania

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated every year on 20 March. It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene to looking after everyone old and young. Tanzania commemorates WOHD by having a week long activities on oral health promotion focusing on children and children with special needs, where free check-up and treatment is provided. On 20th March the celebrations, general public are given access for free check-up and advice and oral health education.

Tanzania Dental Association usually commemorate WOHD on her own style. There are various activities done a week prior 20th March, including,
1. awareness walk,
2. free dental check-up and treatment to children with special needs and other primary school children,
3. oral health awareness sessions on various media such as radio and TV programs,
4. oral health awareness session on commemoration day to general public and free dental check-up
5. engaging government and non governmental organisations on commemoration of WOHD by supporting TDA activities

  • Introduction session to Shinyanga Region Authority

    Introduction session to Shinyanga Region Authority

  • Children with albinism at Buhangija (WOHD 2017)

    Children with albinism at Buhangija (WOHD 2017)

  • Introduction and oral health education session (WOHD 2017)

    Introduction and oral health education session (WOHD 2017)

  • Oral health team ready to start WOHD activities at Buhangija 2017

    Oral health team ready to start WOHD activities at Buhangija 2017

  • RDO of Shinyanga in happy hours before starting WOHD 2017 activities at Buhangija

    RDO of Shinyanga in happy hours before starting WOHD 2017 activities at Buhangija

  • Shaking hands at introduction session to Shinyanga Authority before starting WOHD 2017 activities at Buhangija

    Shaking hands at introduction session to Shinyanga Authority before starting WOHD 2017 activities at Buhangija

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