HAND IN HAND supports 6 dental clinics in Karabagh, including a mobile clinic to reach outlying rural areas. We also support a Women’s Health Center, located in Stepanakert, for all women in Karabagh.
All of our clinics operate under the same principles:
- Our services are totally free for our patients.
- All building costs, equipment costs, supplies and materials, staff salaries, including pension plans and taxes are provided by the Diaspora.
- The local government participates with water, electricity and telephone.
- We are independent from ANY institution.
- We work only with local authorities.
Hand in Hand’s 2007 Results
- Hand in Hand’s dental clinics had in general 14,758 visits, 3,119 of which or 21% were primary registered.
- About 4,214 surgery, mainly extractions (which is 28% of the common visits) and 5,385 (36,5 % of the common visits) therapeutic (filling and endodontic) treatments were shown.
- About 5,955 prophylaxis treatments were done by our clinics in the regions of Nagorno Karabakh mainly F-Gel applications, sealant, cleaning and polishing, primarily among children aged 14 years old.
- About 1,104 visits or 7.5% of the general visits were just consultations.