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"Healthy teeth, bigger smiles"

SmileHigh aims to increase the living standards of people in remote areas of Nepal by improving their dental health.

A radical change in diet, in particular a huge increase in refined sugar intake, is resulting in devastating levels of dental decay in children, particularly those who live in remote communities of Nepal where little or no dental services are available.

SmileHigh has drawn inspiration from the examples set by both Sir Edmund Hillary, who founded the Himalayan Trust which resulted in many schools and hospitals being established in remote regions of Nepal and Fred Hollows, an ophthalmologist whose visits to Nepal resulted in training programmes for local technicians to perform eye surgery. In effect, the sustainable approach and placing a key focus on empowerment of individuals within their own communities is the ethos which SmileHigh follows.

SmileHigh's dental efforts focus on education and preventative strategies delivered by Nepalese people themselves. To achieve this SmileHigh supports a team of Nepalese dental professionals, led by Dr Mingma Nuru Sherpa.

For more information on SmileHigh visit

Dr Mingma Nuru Sherpa

Summit Videos and Articles. Check out Taranaki Daily News to read about the mission. You can also see some photos and videos.
2 September 2009 Samagon - Dispatch three and some more photos are available.
31 August 2009 Samagon - Dispatch two is now available.
24 August 2009 Samagon - The fist dispatch and some photos are available.
18 August 2009 News from the roof of the world - Mike Scott prepares to leave for Nepal.
15 August 2009 The team leaves for Nepal next week please click here to read more about the team.
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