A team of 12 volunteers from various cities in the UK embarked on a maiden journey to Kibaha with intention of bringing awareness and highlighting the current oral health related issues.
Screening and high priority Dental treatment was undertaken. More in detail below.
The Dental team comprised of students and professions of diverse academic background. Their sole purpose was to bring value to the local student/staff community at Wali-Ul Asr Camp and bond with our wider bretheren.
The group had with them some essential basic Dental equipment and consumables (100Kg+) and diverse gift tokens for the local students.
The ground arrangements (local transportation/accomodation/and 3 well structured meal times were provided by the Hosts). Arrival on Sunday 24/July/2011:
• An AC Conference room with capacity of 100+ seating was made available to the Dental Team
• Within 4 hours the setup was achieved, whereby the Conferenc room would act as a lecture auditorium and also have the facility to screen a group of upto 60 students at a time.
• A HD projector and screen was made available for the presentations to be conducted.
• A "dry run" exercise was conducted whereby all the volunteers mastered the "theme" of the 70+ slide power point presentation.
• It was agreed that for the first 2-3 days this PP Oral Health Educational presentation to be given to the entire WIPAHS stakeholders in excess of 1200 students. ( 5years----25years+). Monday 25/July-----Wednesday 27/July Midday:
• 14 Presentations each of approx 1hr were conducted during the above 2.5 Days.
• Groups of approx 60 students were scheduled for each presentation.
• At the end of the presentation, cursory oral examination was conducted and the students were grouped into 3 categories. (Category I, Category II and Category III.)
• Only Category II and III students were ear-marked to be seen for the clinical sessions once all the 14 PP sessions were completed.
• A list of 110+ was compiled and handed to WIPHAS administrators to arrange their clinical appointments.
Wednesday 27/07 14:00hrs----------Friday 29/07 16:00hrs:
• A group of 10 students/patients of Category III were invited every hour for the clinical attention.
• The Conference room was now designed/converted into a large mobile Dental clinic with 3 separate treatment stations. A sterilisation area. A storage area. A registration section and a gift "station" where the young children (5--12 yrs) would be given some presents.
• Children ranging from 5 yrs+ upto Teacher training students were offered dental treatment.
• There were circa 70 students of category III that received treatment.
• Approx 40 students of Catagory II were offered dental treatment.
• Some 10+ students were recommended to the WIPAHS administrators for more Dental care, to be provided by Private Practitioners in Dar-Es-Salaam.
• The camp concluded it's activities with a great sense of fulfilment amongst the care providers and the beneficiaries.
The Dental team wish to thank CoEJ and WIPAHS for this great and rewarding venture and hope that future similar camps will grow in strength and numbers.
This will possibly facilitate for more advanced and complex procedures.
The Dental team will come up with a brief report to CoEJ and WIPAHS on some recommendations for future dental camps. Dental Group led by:
Dr. Gulammehdi Sumar Other Volunteers were:
Sis Sabiha Abdulhussein
Sis Fatema kassamali
Sis Tathir Daya
Sis Zahra Meghji
Sis Nihal Mohamedali
Sis Zohrain Ladak
Br Abbasali S Manji
Br Abbas Kanani
Br Shabbir Bhamani
Br AliRaza Visram
Br Mohamad Jaffer Ismail
Br Mostafa Al Diwani ( Montreal Canada participated 5 days)
Br Shams .................(Toronto canada participated 2.5 days)