by The Lion of Judah Academy 10K Lives Impacted Tanzania
DENTAL HEALTH TRAINING MISSION 11,000,000 people living in the Lake Zone of Tanzania ...
This is the reality in the Lake Zone of Tanzania, East Africa, where 11 million people live, most of them in poverty we can only imagine. There is a handful of trained dentists, but most are medical workers only occasionally able to provide dental care.
Will the situation improve? There is not even one dental training facility in the area…so what do you think?
Each student will be trained:
-- to do basic pain and infection control through exdontia (dental extractions)
-- to use silver nitrate to control tooth decay (never heard of this? Google “silver nitrate for tooth decay”!! You'll be amazed)
-- to effectively operate treatment outreaches, in conjunction with the Health Center
Once certified (we have already received clearance from the authorities responsible for granting the certification) they will go into areas of great need, offering dental services where none have been available.
initial training was initially scheduled for May, 2020. Due to COVID-19 it has been rescheduled to February, 2021
I-TEC/I-DENT (click here to learn more about I-DENT -- check out the very informative brief video...Craig Hunter, one of the presenters, will be leading our team), which has extensive experience in this area, is partnering with The Lion of Judah Academy to provide this super-intensive week long training for 6 to 8 trainees.
The money is needed for:
-- the training itself
-- living expenses for the trainees and trainers (note: the trainers, who are all qualified dentists and dental workers from the U.S., will pay their own transportation costs to Tanzania…we just need to feed and house them)
-- a full set of dental implements for the trainees to use in their work (one set for each pair of trainees…this benefit alone costs about $8000!)
-- a supply of consumable items…enough to get them started
-- other miscellaneous costs
The Outcome: 6 to 8 certified dental technicians providing treatment to thousands and thousands of people who currently have no
access whatsoever to dental care (note:
during the training week it is expected that 200 – 300 people will be
treated…in that one week alone!).
Care provided to all who need it, in the name of Jesus
You can be part of God’s remedy to this dental health care crisis in Tanzania
This is the first step on what we expect to be a long and challenging journey...but we can only get to step #2 after we've taken step #1. We hope you'll join us.