Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi World Oral Health Day


Celebrating World Oral Health Day, the Dental Hygiene Programme at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi, organized an extensive series of community engagement activities across the main campus, generously supported by industrial partner Protect. Under the guidance of Programme Director Dr. Ali Sadiq, the initiative aimed to raise awareness about oral health among diverse segments of the AKUH community, including AKU Medical College faculty and students, Faculty of Arts and Sciences students and staff, administrative personnel, patients, attendants, children visiting AKUH, as well as staff members in landscaping, housekeeping, and other departments.

Led by a dedicated team of dental hygienists and dental hygiene students, these efforts reached and educated a combined total of 436 individuals about the paramount importance of maintaining oral hygiene. Sessions were tailored to empower individuals with knowledge about oral health, with dental professionals sharing expertise and insights.

The AKUH dental hygiene programme, with the vital support of Protect, stands as a beacon for promoting oral health awareness and positively impacting the lives of the community members it serves within the campus. Through collaborative efforts, the programme continues to play a vital role in improving oral health outcomes and fostering a healthier community environment.

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It was posted by Pakistan's only dental magazine, The Dental News.