Special Smiles screenings took place at the Special Olympics Burkina Faso Western Zone Regional Games at the General Sangoulé Lamizana Stadium in Bobo-Dioulasso, provided by clinical volunteers from the ERAS Dental Clinic of Ouagadougou.
Athletes’ smiles shone on the playing field and at Special Smiles® and Health Promotion® screenings.View Story ▼At this year’s Special Olympics Burkina Faso Western Zone Regional Games, athletes’ smiles shone on the playing field and at Special Smiles® and Health Promotion® screenings. More than 150 athletes from the Bobo-Dioulasso, Dedougou, Nouna, Toussiana, Banfora and Orodara sub-programs completed screenings.
A special thanks goes to the clinical volunteers for the event from the Souro Sanou University Hospital Center of Bobo-Dioulasso, and the ERAS Dental Clinic of Ouagadougou.
Athletes who completed the screenings received kits including fruit, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste and pharmaceutical products to encourage maintenance of their Special Smiles. Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® program, made possible by the Golisano Foundation, offers health services and information to athletes in dire need, working with global partners and governments to ensure health opportunities reach people with ID.
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