Prevention programmes

The expansion of the Foundation’s work has seen the introduction of a scheme offering grants to facilitate the development of sustainable population-based programmes for the prevention of dental disease.

The expansion of the Foundation’s work has seen the introduction of a scheme offering grants to facilitate the development of sustainable population-based programmes for the prevention of dental disease.

We offer grants to facilitate the development of sustainable population-based programmes for the prevention of dental disease. Support is provided to strengthen existing programmes, or to implement new initiatives.

The first projects to receive support when the initiative was first launched in 2013 were:

  • Strengthening of school oral health programme in Tanzania through health promotion
  • Building capacity for delivering preventative services to disadvantaged community schools in Ndola, Zambia
  • Simply Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (SMART) program for the oral health of Lao children
  • Oral health survey in 6- and 12-year-old Bhutanese schoolchildren
  • Oral health promotion and prevention for public pre-school children in Cambodia
  • School-based programmes for the prevention of dental diseases in Madagascar

More recently we have provided support for a number of new projects:

  • National Oral Health Survey in Myanmar
  • Evaluation of a pilot school-based oral health promotion program in Timor-Leste
  • National Epidemiological Oral Health Program in Lithuania
  • National surveillance of oral health in children in Hungary
  • Intervention for improving oral health in schoolchildren in Palestine
  • An oral health survey of 2,3,4 and 5-year-old children in Vinh Phuc province, Vietnam

We would be pleased to hear from anyone who might be interested in applying for support under this scheme; as illustrated above, a broad range of activities has been supported. In their consideration of grant applications the trustees will give priority to: proposals from emerging economies, the potential impact and sustainability of the proposed project and the engagement with the Ministries of Health/Ministries of Education.

Any enquiries or expressions of interest can be sent to [email protected]




Prevention programmes