2015 - Oral Health Week And World Oral Health Day (Wohd) Commemorations, 15th -20th March
During the Oral health week in Tanzania, various oral health community activities were conducted in three different regions in Tanzania; Morogoro (Mkundi and Kingolwira) , Shinyanga (Buhangija), amongst the visited schools this was the only privileged centre where children and staff members received dental treatment. In Dar es Salaam (Uhuru Mchanganyiko, Tandale Maalum, Sinza Maalum and Salvation Army Mgulani). The official commemoration was done in Dar es Salaam, at the Mnazi Mmoja Grounds on the 20th March, 2015.
Thus, In this week oral health professionals assessed and demonstrated tooth brushing to a total of 705 children with various special needs e.g. People with Albinism (PWA), Children with blindness or sight problems, Children with deafness and mentally / physically handicapped children from the above named special schools. At these schools oral health education not only to the children but also guardians and teachers, to help them assist the oral hygiene conditions of these children.