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Making a difference in Uganda

Pat Groves shares her experience of getting children out of pain.

In February this year, Pat Groves, a dentist from Nottingham, travelled to Uganda to deliver dental treatment. She worked out of Masaka, using contacts she had made during her first visit the previous October. It’s estimated there are around 200 dentists in Uganda, giving a ratio of one dentist to 175,000 people, with more than 70% of children under five and 90% of adults suffering from tooth decay.

Pat gives her account of her trip to Uganda...

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