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Who We Are

Orapuh, Inc. is an international, independent oral & public health information, education, and research organization incorporated in The Republic of The Gambia (C10443).

Click here to read a conceptual paper about Orapuh.

Orapuh exists to give under-served populations swift access to astute information, education, and research in the under-served biases of the oral and public health disciplines.

The name of the platform derives from the niche of the Organization. Orapuh stands for the portmanteau, Oral and Public Health (‘Ora’ from ‘oral’, ‘pu’ from ‘public’, and ‘h’ from ‘health’).

What We Do

The Orapuh Team works to improve access to health information, catalyse health career skills, strengthen oral and public health education and research, and promote favourable health outcomes in resource-limited contexts.

Team members operate from Universities, Colleges, hospitals, and research institutions in Africa, Europe, North America, and Asia,
and are associated with at least one of  our affiliated entities.

How We Do It

We promote astute scholarship, proficiency, and open science in the field of oral and public health, with a particular focus on addressing the underserved biases in resource-limited contexts. 

We support the development of oral and public health manpower, services, and consumer products in resource-limited contexts by catalyzing aggravated access to information, research, learning, and innovation in the under-served disciplines of oral (dental) and public health.

Our approach

  1. Digital-First: As a digital-only organization, we leverage digital platforms and technologies to reach a global audience, breaking down barriers to access and delivering timely and relevant information, education, and research.
  2. Community-Centered: We prioritize the needs and perspectives of under-served populations, engaging with communities directly to understand their unique challenges and co-create solutions that are tailored to their needs.
  3. Evidence-Based: Our work is grounded in scientific evidence and best practices, ensuring that the information, education, and research we provide are accurate, reliable, and up-to-date.
  4. Holistic Health: We recognize the interconnectedness of oral health with overall health and well-being, taking a holistic approach to address the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health disparities.
  5. Continuous Learning: We are committed to continuous learning and improvement, staying abreast of emerging trends, research findings, and technological advancements to enhance the impact and effectiveness of our initiatives.

Our goals


    • Goal 1: Increase public awareness about oral and public health issues through targeted informational campaigns.
    • Goal 2: Provide accurate and up-to-date information about preventive measures and treatments for oral and public health health conditions through various channels such as social media, workshops, and community events.
    • Goal 3: Collaborate with healthcare professionals to disseminate trustworthy information and resources to underserved communities, improving access to vital oral and public health information.


    • Goal 1: Develop and implement educational programmes and projects to promote professional proficiency, access to healthcare, hygiene practices and raise awareness about the importance of oral and public health.
    • Goal 2: Provide training, workshops, and consumer products for healthcare workers, volunteers, and students to enhance their proficiency, knowledge, and skills in delivering effective oral and public health education and services.
    • Goal 3: Establish partnerships with academic and other institutions to offer continuing education and related opportunities for oral and public health professionals, fostering ongoing professional development and knowledge exchange.


    • Goal 1: Conduct epidemiological studies to assess the prevalence of oral and public health issues and identify factors contributing to disparities in access to oral and public healthcare.
    • Goal 2: Initiate or support innovative research projects and other initiatives aimed at developing new guidelines, technologies, treatments, and preventive strategies to address oral and public health challenges, particularly in underserved populations.
    • Goal 3: Disseminate research findings through publications, conferences, and collaborations with other organisations to contribute to the global body of knowledge in oral and public health, informing policy and practice.

What We Do Differently

1. We focus, exclusively, on the oral health and public health domains

2. We have an uncompromising resolve to offer, only, under-served information, research, innovation, and education to under-served populations

3. We prime astute research as a tool for advancing knowledge and societal transformation

Regional Centres

We are working on establishing 5 strategic regional centres across the globe to facilitate the effective deployment of the mission of the organisation:

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – Nairobi, Kenya
  2. South and South-East Asia (SSEA) – Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Latin America (LA) – Bogotá, Columbia
  4. Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – Amman, Jordan
  5. Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) – Tbilisi, Georgia

Meet Our Founders

This private charity was founded by:

Orapuh’s founders bring their expertise in public health, education, and oral health to drive the organization’s mission forward. Through their leadership and the work of Orapuh, Inc., they aim to make a positive impact on the field of oral and public health, particularly in underserved areas where access to information and resources is limited.

The Orapuh Tribe 

There are 10 entities in the Orapuh Tribe that work in synergy to execute the mission of the organisation. These entities are treated as separate, independent entities with their own areas of focus but contribute their strengths and expertise, immensely, to the promotion of oral and public health information, education, and research among under-served populations.

The entities that are currently in the Tribe are:

1. Orapuh School (OrapSch): fast and flexible oral and public health learning opportunities

2. Orapuh Journal (Orap. J.): journal of oral and public health

3. Orapuh Literature Reviews (Orap. Lit. Rev.):  journal of oral and public health ‘micro texts’

4. The Orapuh Community (TOC): interface between the organization and the oral and public health stakeholders 

5. Orapuh College of Scholars (OCS): postgraduate college of oral and public health professionals

6. Orapuh Academic Repository (Acad Orap Rep):repository for academic oral and public health documents

7. Orapuh Press (OP): publishing and selling academic oral and public health books

8. Orapuh Protocols (OraPro): journal of oral and public health methods, guidelines, and procedures

9. Orapuh Store (OSt): general oral and public health merchandise

10. Orapuh Blog & News (OBN): blogging and news


Orapuh runs more than one hundred (100) events each year. Our events educate attendees, portend good information, and catalyse open dialogue on salient oral and public health issues. Click here to see some upcoming events.

We deliver webinars, conferences, symposia, clinical meetings, hangouts, scholarly concourses, retreats, school events, alumni events, and paper presentations that may help shape oral and public health advocacy, innovation, technology, teaching, learning, policy, research, and practices.

We house the Orapuh College of Scholars, a postgraduate College of Oral and Public Health professionals who are passionate about contributing astutely to oral and public health scholarship and discourse.


Orapuh maintains three (3) strategic peer-reviewed scholarly journals (Orapuh Journal, Orapuh Literature Reviews, Orapuh Protocols), and one (1) public academic repository (Orapuh Academic Repository) that are intended to project oral and public health information, knowledge, and research to the population it serves.

The Organisation maintains some private depositories to keep some vital internally-generated scholarly works safe for future reference.

Orapuh Press publishes and sells oral and public health books. We also maintain a blog and news platform (orapuh.org/blog)


Orapuh primes astute scholarship, catalyses proficiency, and redefines open science by providing strategic information, education, and research in the underserved biases of the oral (dental) and public health disciplines to people in resource-limited contexts.


We offer early career oral and public health professionals the opportunity to benefit from scholarly and leadership training and research mentoring through the postgraduate fellowship programme, scholar master class, postdoctoral fellowship programme, and Society for Oral & Public Health.

We also augment oral and public health training with some strategic and insightful programme and course offerings at Orapuh School that prepare graduates to become industry leaders and informed-entrepreneurs.


As a private charity, we are funded by our founders and some specific activities of the organisation. This way, we maintain our independence and objectivity.

Memberships and Partnerships