TPV Cares supports dentist training in Senegal and, having already begun in 2022, the programme aims to significantly improve the access to oral care in Senegal.
TPV Cares has partnered with Mercy Ships and the Improve Foundation in Senegal to offer support to the dental care federation, UCMPS.
The initial target is to enrol and train 20 dental professionals over the next four years, which should allow at least 10 dental clinics to be either opened or existing ones to be improved. With three students having already started the program to become dental professionals.
In addition to support equipment, Philips televisions and displays have been installed in the waiting rooms of the dental clinics to show case dental care prevention programs to the many patients waiting to be treated.