The Foundation seeks to promote the improvement of oral health, primarily in children.
Despite being largely preventable, oral disease remains a global problem and is a significant burden in virtually all countries. It is the most prevalent noncommunicable disease worldwide, affecting an estimated 3.5 billion people, almost half the world's population.
Oral health is fundamental to overall health, wellbeing and quality of life. Poor oral health can adversely impact on essential human functions such as eating, speaking, sleeping, smiling and
socialising; it can have serious consequences for children affecting school attendance and performance, causing low self-esteem and far-reaching effects into adulthood. As with other chronic diseases, oral disease exhibits a substantial social gradient, creating unacceptable inequities.
Through the work we support, The Borrow Foundation is helping to address this major public health challenge.
The Borrow Foundation is a UK based charity, registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales: Charity No. 1060308