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Public Oral Health Forum - Quality oral health services for all.

Public Oral Health Forum - Quality oral health services for all.

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Oral health is a key element of general health and wellbeing. Despite this widely known fact, access to oral healthcare services remains a global public health concern. In South Africa, millions do not have access to adequate oral health services. A country considered the must unequal in the world, it is no wonder that socioeconomic conditions or status have a direct bearing on one's access to oral healthcare services. 

A majority of oral health services are provided by the private sector, but the cost of care is often out of reach for the majority of the population. This population is serviced by the public health system that is often understaffed and generally poorly resourced. Due to an increased demand for services and ill-capacity, the public sector is struggling to adequate provide for the comprehensive oral health needs of the population.

Oral health has become a privilege and has failed to adequately transform. The wealthy amongst us enjoy comprehensive access to oral health services whilst the majority of the population continues to suffer and battle to access quality oral healthcare services in the public health system. The picture is worse if you have a disability, live in a rural area and or poor. 

However not all hope is lost, a small, but growing  network of oral health professionals working for the South African government are trying their bit to go the extra mile to challenge oral health inequality by improving access to and the quality of public sector oral healthcare.

The Public Oral Health Forum is a registered NPC that was established in 2018. Founded by Dr. Bulela Vava, a public service dentist and oral health advocate. It is an organization focused on building a better, dignified public oral health service.

It seeks to achieve this by building a network of public oral health professionals committed to the restoration of the dignity of the South African public by making oral health services more accessible, improving their quality, and ensuring that they are responsive to the diverse oral health needs of the population.

Our strategy is centered around four pillars - Research & Policy Development, Advocacy, Organisational Development, and Education and Training of our professionals and communities. Our goal is to ensure that public oral health services, currently under-resourced and poorly accessible, should reach the most vulnerable in society and no longer remain a class associated privilege. 

Funds raised through this fundraising effort will go towards funding the organisations developmental programme i.e. build organisations capacity to support it's members and communities by ensuring that service improvement intiatives are supported e.g. donating equipment, organising education seminars and outreach services. 

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Lets's build an inclusive, equal and healthier society together, one healthy mouth at a time.

For more information on our organisation, please visit our social media facebook account: Public Oral Health Forum, email: info@publicoralhealthforum.com  and or contact: +27 81 477 8897.

Donations

  • May 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "May we bless someone with the little we do " - Thandazile

  • May 03, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "The road is long and paved with good intentions" - Khumo Myezo

  • Mar 02, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "This is such a great initiative, can't wait to see it take off. " - Vuyo Futshane

  • Feb 11, 2021 - USD $ 68.01
  • "Great vision Faku... Onwards and upwards Sir... " - The Mbalos

  • Feb 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Let's make oral health available to all

    " - Nokuthula

  • Feb 01, 2021 - R 172.00
  • "A little bit goes a long way." - Kabelo Motswatswa

  • Jan 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "1. “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” Howard Zinn 2. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King" - Lusanda Zongo

  • Jan 28, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great initiative leadership. May your plans of providing oral health services to the less privileged prosper. " - G Motlhaedi

  • Jan 28, 2021 - R 350.00
  • "Fantastic initiative Dr Vava! Godspeed" - Letšoba

  • Jan 25, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up the good work of uplifting the poor" - The Lengs

  • Jan 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "N/A" - S Zibi

  • Jan 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Excellent initiative!" - Mandisa Mbele

  • Jan 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Salute.

    " - Eunice Molepo

  • Jan 20, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "

    May this encourage another who is in a position to assist until the target is met

    " - Tyalibongo

  • Jan 19, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for your service and restoring people’s dignity. Be blessed" - Zintle Matshaya

  • Jan 18, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Keep us the good work. TAV" - Theesan Vedan

  • Jan 17, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "I have invested time and money to get to this point, but I believe in leading by example and from the front. As a result I am making the first donation to kick of this fundraising drive. " - Bulela Vava

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The Public Oral Health Forum is a registered NPC that was established in 2018. Founded by Dr. Bulela Vava, a public service dentist, it is an organization focused on building a better, dignified public oral health service.

It seeks to achieve this by building a network of public oral health professionals committed to the restoration of the dignity of the South African public by making oral health services more accessible, improving their quality, and ensuring that they are responsive to the diverse oral health needs of the population.

Our strategy is centered around four pillars - Research & Policy Development, Advocacy, Organisational Development, and Education and Training of our professionals and communities. Our goal is to ensure that public oral health services, currently under-resourced and poorly accessible, should reach the most vulnerable in society and no longer remain a class associated privilege.