Sustainability
Dentists for Africa has been providing development aid in three areas since 1999.


Until today we have established
14 dental units in Kenya and facilitated
850 sponsorships for orphans. More than 250 of our sponsees have so far finished their vocational training.


Sustainable cooperation in dentistry, training and social projects.

"The three pillars- dental project, sponsorship project and widow´s cooperative are interconnected and benefit from each other. Many sponsees choose medical professions and later contribute to our work."

Dr. Peter Dierck, General Secretary

Current Issues at Dentists for Africa

Coronavirus |

Due to the current health risks and the associated travel restrictions, travels to Kenya on behalf of DfA are not possible until the end of this year. We will keep you informed and hope for your understanding.

At the same time, it is our concern to support our partners on the ground as much as possible in this difficult situation. World Health Organization experts warn that Africa must prepare for the worst. We agree with this assessment. The health service in Kenya is not prepared for the foreseeable spread of COVID-19. There is a lack of protective clothing, disinfectant, and facilities where patients can be tested, isolated and treated. In addition, food security in Kenya is under severe threat from government-imposed security measures. It is estimated that around 12 million people in Kenya are currently unable to feed themselves adequately.

Faced with this looming crisis, we are concentrating our activities on the humanitarian field. We will use our existing infrastructure in Kenya and our contacts with the hospitals run by the Franciscan Sisters to provide active assistance there. In addition, we are seeking cooperation with other organisations in Kenya and are currently seeking to talk to potential partners.

Please support our online fundraising campaign via betterplace.org

Annual Assembly |

Our next annual assembly will be taking place on 14th November 2020 from 09:00am-12:00pm. All members and interested parties are welcome to participate. The main topics on the agenda will be the current situation around COVID-19 and the impact on our work in Kenya as well as restructuring DfA sustainably by shifting responsibilities to Kenya. If you would like to sign up for the event or get more information about the schedule and content, please contact our office through the contact form on this website.

Donations |

If you would like to support our work through a donation, please use this list of items (in German) to decide which cause you are most passionate about.

Newsletter & Annual Report |

In our newsletter we inform about current events in Kenya and at Dentists for Africa in Germany. You can read our current newsletter in German here .
Our annual report (in German) summarizes all information with regard to DfA operations for the year 2019.

Sustainability

Dentists for Africa has been providing development aid in three areas since 1999.

Until today we have established
14 dental units in Kenya and facilitated
850 sponshorships for orphans. More than 250 of our sponsees have so far finished their vocational training.


Sustainable cooperation in dentistry, training and social projects

"The three pillars- dental project, sponsorship project and widow´s cooperative are interconnected and benefit from each other. Many sponsees choose medical professions and later contribute to our work."

Dr. Peter Dierck, General Secretary

Current Issues at Dentists for Africa

Coronavirus |

Due to the current health risks and the associated travel restrictions, travels to Kenya on behalf of DfA are not possible until the end of this year. We will keep you informed and hope for your understanding.

At the same time, it is our concern to support our partners on the ground as much as possible in this difficult situation. World Health Organization experts warn that Africa must prepare for the worst. We agree with this assessment. The health service in Kenya is not prepared for the foreseeable spread of COVID-19. There is a lack of protective clothing, disinfectant, and facilities where patients can be tested, isolated and treated. In addition, food security in Kenya is under severe threat from government-imposed security measures. It is estimated that around 12 million people in Kenya are currently unable to feed themselves adequately.

Faced with this looming crisis, we are concentrating our activities on the humanitarian field. We will use our existing infrastructure in Kenya and our contacts with the hospitals run by the Franciscan Sisters to provide active assistance there. In addition, we are seeking cooperation with other organisations in Kenya and are currently seeking to talk to potential partners.

Please support our online fundraising campaign via betterplace.org

Annual Assembly |

Our next annual assembly will be taking place on 14th November 2020 from 09:00am-12:00pm. All members and interested parties are welcome to participate. The main topics on the agenda will be the current situation around COVID-19 and the impact on our work in Kenya as well as restructuring DfA sustainably by shifting responsibilities to Kenya. If you would like to sign up for the event or get more information about the schedule and content, please contact our office through the contact form on this website.

Donations |

If you would like to support our work through a donation, please use this list of items (in German) to decide which cause you are most passionate about.

Newsletter & Annual Report |

In our newsletter we inform about current events in Kenya and at Dentists for Africa in Germany. You can read our current newsletter in German here .
Our annual report (in German) summarizes all information with regard to DfA operations for the year 2019.

In Sound and Vision


This film shows the entire spectrum of DfA. The footage was recorded by the former ZDF foreign correspondent Jan Bruns and conveys how the different fields of activity interconnect and thus benefit from each other.


Milestones since the establishment of the organization

  • 1999

    Establishment of DfA
  • 2000

    Opening of the first dental unit
  • 2001

    First voluntary services by dentists, dental technicians and dental assistants
  • 2002

    Opening of the first dental laboratory
  • 2009

    Opening of the 7th dental unit in Kisumu
  • 2015

    Responsibility for the dental units is taken over by the Kenyan dentist Sister Fabian
  • 2017

    Founding of DfA Kenya Trust in Kenya
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