ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ORAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND ORAL HYGIENE STATUS IN NAIROBI SLUMS ABSTRACT The essence of this study is to find out the association of the oral hygiene awareness and what is the resultant oral hygiene status in the Nairobi slums-Kibera, Kangeme, Kangaware
The overall goal of the oral health policy is to integrate into the National Health Sector Strategic Plan (NHSSP, 1999-2004), activities that ensure access to appropriate and coordinated quality oral health care services that aim to improve the oral health status of Kenyans,which has not been undertaken as of yet. The cost will be about 650 million shillings.
In slums, there are a couple of health facilities near by, however the access to quality care is limited. It has been noted that certain quacks do operate in such areas, hence the levels treatment that the slum dwellers generally get are sub-standard, and level of dental awareness is indeed limited.