The aim of the RSMC Foundation is to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa through innovative prevention and access programs in disadvantaged populations.
The aim of the R.S.M.C Foundation is to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa through innovative prevention and access programs in disadvantaged populations.
About R.S.M.C Foundation
The aim of the R.S.M.C Foundation is to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa through innovative prevention and access programs in disadvantaged populations. We partner with dentistry professionals and agencies in target countries to provide free dental care in rural and underserved communities.
R.S.M.C Foundation works closely with governments, dental and health professionals, manufacturers, the dental trade, national and local agencies, and the public, to achieve our mission of addressing the inequalities which exist in oral health in sub-Saharan African underserved communties.
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There are 54 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 400,000,000 in the region are affected by treatable oral disease.
60% of people in sub-Saharan Africa live in one of 400,000 rural communities requiring dental aid.
80% of communities in sub-Saharan Africa are materially deprived. The dentist-to-population ratio is 1:150,000.
Want to volunteer?
Want to volunteer in sub-Saharan Africa? Awesome! R.S.M.C Foundation and its Strategic Partners would love you to join us. Not a dentist? No worries. We have volunteer opportunities for dentists, people with no dental training, and in between! We can teach you all you need to know before deployment to the field. Our only prerequisite is a passion for helping others, a desire to connect with people from other cultures, and a desire for promoting oral care in underserved rural communities without access to dental professionals.
Trips typically cost around $2,500 per volunteer ($1,200 for flights, an $800 volunteer fee which covers all travel, accommodations, and meals within the country, and $500 for a 2-day safari excursion). If you’d like tips on how to fundraise for your trip, let us know on the form below and we’ll send you our best practices tips and tricks for raising the funds needed for you to join us!
If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please fill out the application below and we will be in touch soon.
Are you a dental business?
Oral health care, education, and promotion for all ages and genders are needed but unavailable in most rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Providing basic oral health education in sub-Saharan African rural communities and schools through dental collaborations with business partners and funding mobile health clinics can reduce the risks of oral diseases.
R.S.M.C’s Foundation’s Strategic Partners and volunteer teams include general dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other volunteers who travel to multiple sites to provide dental education, cleanings, emergency extractions, and oral hygiene supplies. Each year, R.S.M.C Foundation works with its Strategic Partners to determine the best way to support sustained improvements in oral hygiene in underserved sub-Saharan rural communities.
We would welcome your partnership to help achieve our mission of providing oral care to underserved rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Please fill out the contact form below, and a specialized representative will be in touch to discuss various partnership opportunities.
Partner with us to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa
Become an R.S.M.C Foundation Dental Aid Partner
- Benefit from a wide range of partnership opportunities that can be aligned with your strategic corporate social responsibility commitments.
- Extend your reach by helping meet oral care and hygiene needs in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting our awareness-raising campaigns and projects.
- Leverage our pool of oral health experts at both the national and international levels.
- Collaborate with our member national dental associations on projects in specific underserved communities.
- Please support our work to raise the profile of oral health on the sub-Saharan Africa health and development agenda.
R.S.M.C Foundation’s Commitment
R.S.M.C Foundation is a global voice of the dental profession and works with its members to improve the oral health of people in sub-Saharan Africa. R.S.M.C Foundation is committed to representing the interests of its National Dental Associations (NDAs) members and Strategic Partners to support their efforts to improve oral health. R.S.M.C Foundation is committed to maintaining the highest levels of integrity and transparency.