DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health


January 24, 2022

GIF Award Advances Research on Predicting Tooth Spacing among African-descent adolescents

Dentition kit

The DeRouen Center manuscript publishing class for junior researchers in Kenya is steadily moving forward, making strides in the publication process.

Kenya Biovax Institute paves way for vaccines

Hand with syringe

The government of Kenya has established a company named Kenya Biovax Institute Ltd, in order to manufacture vaccines and other biologics within the country.

December 20, 2021

Refugee update in the United States

Refugee woman in refugee camp

The current US administration aims to resettle 125,000 refugees in fiscal year 2022, up from 62,500 in fiscal year 2021, doubling the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States.

Check-in on Refugee Project in Washington State

Refugee placement in Washington State map

Washington state ranks third in the United States in the number of refugees it accepts. As a leader in the resettlement of refugees, identifying and addressing severe oral health disease is vital to early treatment and preventing further deterioration.

November 22, 2021

Dental caries impacts family quality of life among informal Amazonian communities

The community of Claverito in Iquitos, Peru

Oral diseases are among the most prevalent non-communicable diseases worldwide, disproportionally affecting vulnerable populations. Oral diseases manifest as pain, impairment, and loss of function, and can affect individuals throughout their lifetime.

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia graduate wins Bicentennial Generation award

Dr. Maria Elena Inocente Diaz

Dr. María Elena Inocente Díaz from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru has ranked second in the Bicentennial Generation awards.

October 20, 2021

The link between breastfeeding and dental caries

Dr. Sirima Sritangsirikul and researchers at Khon Kaen University

It is evident that breastfeeding and human breast milk provide numerous health advantages for both children and mothers. Many health organizations recommend continuing breastfeeding for as long as mother and child desire.

ComMed 2020: Integrated Health Science Field Work under the COVID-19 Pandemic in Thailand

Health Science Fieldwork in action

ComMed, or Integrated Health Science Field Work at Khon Kaen University (KKU) Thailand, is an Inter-Professional Education program for undergraduate students from 6 schools: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmaceutical Science, and Veterinary Medicine at KKU and the College of Asian Scholars.

September 17, 2021

TABASAMU Project gets a boost from UW’s Information School

iSchool logo

Despite efforts to improve oral health, low- and middle-income countries such as Kenya often lack the resources necessary to build research and health system capacity.

Investing in infrastructure increases research capacity in Kenya

Maseno University Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital

The University of Washington’s DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health has submitted another NIH grant entitled, “Tabamasu-EHR: Integrating dental records within an existing HIV electronic health system.”

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