A total of 50,000 women and children have benefited from free dental check-ups and consultations and received gifts from dental care clinics worth 2.5 billion dong.
This was reported at a meeting to review the past month’s activities of the P/S Protecting Vietnamese Smiles programme, which was launched on June 5 by P/S-Unilever Vietnam in co-ordination with the medical sector, and the committees for population, family and children of Hanoi, Ha Tay, Hai Phong and HCM City.
The programme has over the past seven-years provided millions of sets of dental teaching aids and P/S products, and given dental check-ups, consultations and treatment to millions of women and children worth more than 80 billion dong (US$5.1 million).
Dental training courses have also been organised for thousands of dentists and medical workers.
The programme has helped reduce 30% of toothache cases among children in the 9-11 age group nationwide.