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.

As part of the expansion of our work the Foundation is offering grants to facilitate the development of sustainable population-based programmes for the prevention of dental disease. Grants are awarded to strengthen existing programmes, or to implement new initiatives and the level of funding offered is generally between US$5,000 and US$25,000 per year, over periods of one to three years.

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

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 alisonovens@borrowfoundation.org



Prevention programmes