First dental teaching hospital in Sierra Leone

Current challenges

Sierra Leone has a growing population of 8.4 million people. There is no dental school in the country.

The Ministry of Health Report (September 2021) stated that there were only ten dentists working in the country. It is therefore extremely challenging for the local population to access dental care.

Preventable conditions constantly become life-threatening, and add to the ever-increasing challenges as a result of poverty, malnutrition, lack of infrastructure and ecological decline.

What are we aiming to build?

We want to construct and maintain a dental school in one of the most deprived regions in the world. The current hospital will expand in to the Yonibana Sai University Hospital.

To meet the urgent needs of the surrounding communities, we are aiming to build:

What we have done so far

Since 2009, we have been striving to address these challenges by providing basic dental and optical care, by a team of local and international volunteers and healthcare professionals, who provide their services free of charge, including paying for their own accommodation, food and travel costs.

To date, we have carried out 12,483 dental extractions.

Our aims

Let's make a difference together

We believe we can make this happen with you by our side. The initial goal is to raise approximately £850,000 to construct the dental teaching hospital.

You can be part of it by donating today:

Please help us by sharing this information widely on social media; with family, friends, colleagues, mailing lists, and contacts.

Can you help by donating equipment?

If you have any queries, or would like to donate equipment, send an email to