Loitokitok oral health and nutrition project

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Loitokitok oral health and nutrition project

NAIROBI, KenyaNairobi, Kenya
Year Founded:
2013
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The project is about oral health and nutrition in the Maasai community since they are living in abject poverty and dying of curable diseases.
It will help reduce tooth decay and cavities in order to ease pain and suffering among children. I promise to execute duties with diligence.
Thanks a lot.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

I promise to make a difference in this world and change the life of many people in the globe.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Oral diseases cause untold pain and suffering, disruption of daily performance and therefore present an economic burden to the society.Loitokitok being an arid and semi arid land it is confronted by a growing number of dental problems due to very little access to care in community levels. children dont brush their teeth because they are too poor to afford toothbrushs.Removal ofthe lower two centraincisors under an unhygienic conditions lead.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

•Community outreaches to the under-served population groups in remote villages since oral health care is not fully integrated into community health programmes. •Expand oral disease prevention and health promotion knowledge and practices among the public through community programmes and in health care settings. Oral health care providers can also play a role in promoting healthy lifestyles by incorporating ANC, immunization, treatment programmes and nutritional counselling into their practices. •Cultural discussion and sensitization since lifestyle behaviour affects general health such as tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption and poor dietary choices affect oral and craniofacial health as well. - Toothbrushing programmes.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

One day I was walking in the most remote areas of Loitokitok district and I met children who don't even have a chance of attending school because of the poor living conditions, dirty, malnourished, and very weak because they are hungry. I decided to writing a request letter to the ministry of health for them to extend services to this people. unfortunately there was no response, when I went checking on the progress of the innocent children, I was shocked to find that the died two days ago. This delay of services sticked in my mind for a long time, on how I can help this people overcome these problem. In case I get found I will translate my knowledge and skills to better the life of humanity. I wish I had funds to change their lives. Thanks

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

I started this program nine months ago, I am working with volunteers who also have passion and tired of all this suffering.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

I will ensure that this people will own the project through community involvement and participation. Introduction project implementation commitee. Again once this people know the benefit of health facilities I will mobilize this people to reach other communities.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

No one else is addressing the same problem in the area because this people lack knowledge because the are illetrate( the famous maasai people). The only depend on livestocks and tourism attraction to earn a living
Team

Founding Story

One day I was walking in the most remote areas of Loitokitok district and I met children who don't even have a chance of attending school because of the poor living conditions, dirty, malnourished, and very weak because they are hungry. I decided to writing a request letter to the ministry of health for them to extend services to this people. unfortunately there was no response, when I went checking on the progress of the innocent children, I was shocked to find that the died two days ago. This delay of services sticked in my mind for a long time, on how I can help this people overcome these problem. In case I get found I will translate my knowledge and skills to better the life of humanity. This led to the start of this project

Comments

Samson Lepayon's picture

God bless you all for changing the life of many people in the less fortunate communities of the world.

stavewalker (not verified) /

Oral health care providers can also play a role in promoting healthy lifestyles by incorporating ANC, immunization, treatment programmes and nutritional counselling into their practices.

Regards Yandy Roman

stavewalker (not verified) /

Oral health care providers can also play a role in promoting healthy lifestyles by incorporating ANC, immunization, treatment programmes and nutritional counselling into their practices. www.teethwhiteningkits2you.co.uk

stavewalker (not verified) /

Expand oral disease prevention and health promotion knowledge and practices among the public through community programmes and in health care settings www.teethwhiteningkits2you.co.uk