Oral health survey in Rwanda

The Fund approved this project as one of the first to give support to a war-torn country virtually without any resources or functioning structures. It was agreed to conduct a baseline oral health survey in order to allow further planning and establishment of appropriate services. Due to the expected practical difficulties in conducting an epidemiological survey according to WHO standards, the initial concept was later modified towards a more realistic needs assessment approach.

The survey was successfully terminated in January 2004 and a report with initial results was presented during the Planning Conference for Oral Health in the African Region in Nairobi in April 2004.

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