Goumbook Fair Care
Improving the lives of low income earners in the UAE by offering quality health care support, corporate social responsibility
What is Goumbook's Fair Care Initiative?
Launched in 2017 under the Year of Giving, Fair Care Dubai aims to support low income earners in the Emirates and offers quality dental care. Fair Care wants to improve the lives of residents and putting a permanent smile on their faces.
Everyone deserves the very best dental care, but sadly not everybody can afford it. However, we strongly believe this should be the right of every human being and, as such, through Fair Care Dubai, Dental Clinics will shoulder 90% of the total cost of dental treatment and doctors and nurses will all work absolutely free.
The initiative is open to residents in the UAE who are earning a monthly salary of AED3,500 or less and agree to a holistic approach to their treatment. The consultation is free, and the first CT scan is also free and patients only need to pay for 10% of their treatment.
Treatments can range from dental fillings, wisdom tooth removal and dental bone grafting to dental implants and orthodontics. Knowing that dental problems can lead to serious general health and well-being issues, it is really important to help.
According to the Health Authority in Abu Dhabi (HAAD), 40% of oral health expenditure in the UAE are due to completely avoidable gum disease and tooth decay. In 2016, one in five people in the Emirates suffered from gum disease, while tooth decay was a problem for 36% of residents.
Dentist visits, however, can be expensive and it is not uncommon to be faced with a bill of AED5,000 to fix a single tooth with implants or replacements.
All Dental Clinics are invited to join the initiative: two hours a week is nothing for committed doctors and nurses, but it will go a long way to addressing oral health issues, improving the quality of life, of so many living and working in the emirate.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Oral Hygiene Initiative, 2016