Dental chairs from the Glasgow Dental Hospital are currently being shipped over to Malawi to be installed in the country’s first dental school.
Staff at the Glasgow institution donated the 12 chairs to the Malawi Dental School at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe following a refurbishment programme in the building’s clinics.
Our dental team made the donation after learning of the University of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow’s work with the University of Malawi College of Medicine to establish the dental school.
The chairs will be installed at the centre which is currently used for the training of dental therapists and will also be one of the clinical facilities used by students when the dentistry course beings next year.
A partner in the project is the charity Dentaid based in Salisbury. Three members of Glasgow Dental School staff hired a truck and have delivered the chairs to the Dentaid headquarters for the servicing of the donated chairs before being shipped to Malawi.
Professor Jeremy Bagg Head of the dental hospital coordinated the project.