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Turkish Dentists Give Kenyans Back Their Smiles

September 30, 2019
by Hurriyet Daily News


Turkish dentists are offering free dental care and fostering oral hygiene awareness in Kenya‘s Lamu County in a partnership between Turkey and Kenya aimed at promoting quality healthcare.

Turkish Ambassador to Kenya Ahmet Cemil Miroğlu and Lamu Governor Fahim Yasin Twaha toured the dental health camp Thursday, witnessing first and the hundreds who were treated.

The area was in dire need of dental services, with the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) estimating that the shortage of dentists across Kenya has led to a state where one dentist caters for 30,000 people. In Kenya, dentists are mostly in big cities, leaving those in rural areas deprived of dental care.

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