STORY: This Gazan engineer has created a mobile dental unit
to allow dentists to treat patients at home
Location: Gaza City
(Abdallah al-Baba, Engineering graduate)
"The idea came to me as a result of struggle. My father was injured during a weekly march in Gaza and he was paralyzed because of his injury. One day, he needed to go to the dentist, and we all know that dental clinics in this country are usually on the upper floors."
It is complete with all the instruments and tools
needed to set up a dental practice
"So we had to create the mobile dental unit to provide treatment to patients at home. Also for those in eastern parts of the strip, where there are no dental clinics and there are people who need treatment during the late hours of the night, because you know toothaches can be unbearable. When they visit patients at home, the doctors cannot do much, but with the mobile dental unit, dentists can now can treat them anytime, anywhere."