This was in response to Dr. Shinn’s experience in Nepal in 1990 where he witnessed children suffering every day from infections due to abscessed teeth. The poor health care conditions and the lack of tools, expertise and education in these areas make it extremely rare and difficult to prevent or treat ongoing problems. He noticed the same issues in Uganda and the rest of Africa as well.
Volunteers normally have previous volunteering experiences and are extremely adaptable to whatever challenge may come on their way. This can be a challenging and new work environment due to lack of equipments or lack of electricity or water, or uncomfortable weather condition.
For more detail about our trips, visit the What to Expect section of this page. If you are interested in joining us, please apply to become a volunteer and we look forward to meeting you!