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Dream of the Muslim Youngster Who was Killed in America Comes True in Turkey


absmiddle Yazdır   -A | A+ 16.10.2015
The Syrian muslim undergraduate dentistry student who got killed in the US Deah Berakat's dream is coming true in Turkey. Within the scope of the project, about 80,000 Syrian refugee children in the refugee camps in Turkey will be examined through dental check-ups.

Aiming at the dental check-ups for children, the project of the Syrian Muslim undergraduate dentistry student, who got killed last February in the USA, will be made real by the municipality of Fatih in Turkey. Within the scope of the project, a protocol has been signed with the cooperation of Municipality of Fatih, AFAD (Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority), The Association of Idealist Dentists and The Solidarity Association of Female Healthcare Professionals. The study to be initiated under the guidance of Mustafa Demir, Mayor of Fatih Municipality has been signed.

80,000 Syrian children to undergo dental check-ups

80,000 Syrian children aged 6 to 12 years will go through dental check-ups during the campaign which will be started in November. Also the children each will be presented with toothbrushes and toothpastes within the scope of the project named ' Take a brush and toothpaste, Let the Children be happy '.

They will also be informed about Healthy Dental Care

Giving details about the project, Mayor Mustafa Demir said, "This project was what the undergraduate dentistry student, Deah Barakat had been dreaming of with his friends and he and his friends took the first steps for it to come true. Now we are making an all-out effort to realize the project with the cooperation of non-governmental organizations. We, as the four big organizations working in cooperation with Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority AFAD, Fatih Municipality, Health Care Providers Association of Women KASAD and Idealist Dentists Association, will do our best to complete Deah Barakat's project with a happy ending. Within this framework, we will start a dental care campaign for the Syrian children in the refugee camps with the help of the sponsors. The children aged 6 to 12 years will be applied fluoride treatment for their milk teeth and permanent teeth. Thus, it will help them with growing their new teeth healthily at the advancing ages.

Also they will be informed about oral and dental health. And they will be presented with toothpastes and toothbrushes."

Mayor Demir gave good news regarding the project to be realized

Giving the good news about the dental care campaign for the children living in the district, Mayor Mustafa Demir said, "We, as the Municipality of Fatih, will also open a dental clinic for the 6-12 year age group. What we aim at with this project is to carry out certain treatments for the milk teeth of children, which are usually mistaken for the other teeth and starts decaying at early ages. I wanted to take this opportunity to give the good news about the campaign. The service is totally free and will be provided by our own dentists. Within this context, we will set a periodical dental care program for children."

“We wish to spread the campaign for those outside the camp”

The deputy president of AFAD Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, Ömer Faruk Furat said, "the children will be presented with toothbrushes and toothpastes, and we will apply fluoride treatment for the 6-12 year-old children of our Syrian guests. Our goal here is to prevent any disease progression, especially related to dental health of children, to reduce their health costs that may arise in the future and to ensure that they lead a healthy life. We also wish to spread this campaign among the refugees outside the camps."