Mission and Principles

Jungle Dental Floss! Founder Dr. Jeanette Grauer learns from Village Elder how the leaves of the local Chambirra Tree can be used for dental floss!

Jungle Dental Floss! Founder Dr. Jeanette Grauer learns from Village Elder how the leaves of the local Chambirra Tree can be used for dental floss!

Our Mission: To partner with native Amazon communities to create sustainable and resilient health systems that are both culturally and environmentally respectful.

Our Principles:

  • We go to the Amazon in contribution and ask nothing in return.
  • The only commitment we ask of the communities with which we engage is a strong commitment to their own health and well-being.
  • We are a non-governmental organization and are not religiously affiliated.
  • We value the preservation of the heritage, culture and traditional wisdom of the indigenous communities we work with.