Support pledged to Bridge2aid
The support from Dentisan has helped Bridge2aid move its existing dental practice in Mwanza, Tanzania into new, larger premises.
Hope Dental Centre is Bridge2aid’s fully-equipped dental clinic in the busy centre of Mwanza.
It operates on a unique self-funding basis, providing a wide range of high quality dental services at affordable prices to all members of the Mwanza community, including local residents and ex-pats.
All the centre's running costs, including the dentists' capped salaries, are met from the fees charged, and all profits made from providing these services go towards the administrative costs of Bridge2aid.
Hope Dental Centre is currently based in the business centre of a hotel, and having no control over the premises, is now in a condition where it is no longer fit-for-purpose.
Bridge2aid has been given the opportunity to move to new premises just outside Mwanza town centre in the up-and-coming Isamilo area.
Its aim is to completely refurbish the premises to be able to provide a safe, healthy and welcoming environment, which in turn will help to attract more patients and increase the volume of fee-paying treatments, thus increasing the centre’s contribution to Bridge2aid.
Work is already underway on the refurbishment and the first container carrying vital equipment from the UK is on its way to Mwanza and should arrive in mid-May.
Dentisan look forward to following the progress of this important project that will result in increasing funds for Bridge2aid’s work in developing nations around the world.