Orphaned at the age of 13years, Brian Rushaju grew up with six siblings supported by relatives, family friends and well-wishers, upon completion of his studies, he desired to use his skills to help the less privileged and advance a career in dentistry. His early years of work were defined by numerous dental outreaches in northern Uganda during the Joseph Kony insurgence.
While at the internally displaced people’s camps (IDPs), Brian discovered great oral health needs marking the founding of RUN Dental (Reaching the Unreached Dental Needs) Organisation in 2005, an NGO whose sole purpose is to provide free oral relief and care to the most vulnerable communities. In 2007, Run Dental Clinic was established as a business arm of Run Dental Organization.
RUN Dental derived its vision from skilled hands in tandem with corporate passion reaching out to willing communities through oral health care and a social responsibility. Since 2005, RUN Dental has managed to corporate relationships with Compassion International Uganda, World vision and many other organizations sensitizing screening and treating over 2,000,000 children with their caregivers.