Oral Health in Nepal
Photo Caption: Nepalese Dental Hygienists at Kantipur School of Dentistry
Nomination submitted by: Liz Stinson, Executive Director of La Trobe International
Program Overview: The Buddhi Bangara Project is a project that started in 2005. Since 2010 this project enables Australian Oral Health students to provide community education in Nepal about oral health and the link of oral health with systemic health. As part of the Oral Health Program at La Trobe University, students may participate in a two week placement in different regions in Nepal. They reside with the different communities they are working with. The activities of the project are focused on 3 regions in Nepal: Dhangadi (West Nepal), Pokhara and Kathmandu. The program is based on the philosophy “if you can’t afford prevention, how can you afford disease.”
Read the nomination, including details on how the program achieves its objectives
IIE will present the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Best Practices in Internationalization at a ceremony in New York City on March 20, 2015, as part of the Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference.
The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:
Director of International Education, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)
Director, International Education Center, Brookdale Community College
Associate Vice Provost for Global Programs, New York University
President and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad
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