Columbia Global Center|Nairobi, Columbia University Medical Center, and the University of Nairobi School ofDental Sciences will jointly host a workshop entitled, “Opportunities for Addressing Challenges in Oral Health and Dental Care”
The workshop is part of a project funded by Columbia University’s President’s Global Innovation Fund, “A Global Learning Laboratory for Oral Health Step 1: A Planning Grant to Create a Kenya-Brazil Cross-National Collaboration in Support of Research, Education and Policy.” The workshop will bring together stakeholders from Kenya and Brazil, in order to build on the Kenya-Brazil oral health learning laboratory. The workshop will also lay the groundwork needed to develop a comprehensive framework for oral health policy, prevention and management in low and middle-income nations.
Prior to this workshop, there will be site visits to the University of Nairobi -School of Dental Sciences, Kenya Medical Training College and the Ministry of Health. This workshop will bring together Columbia University faculty and students, University of Nairobi faculty and students and other oral health stakeholders.