Policy

Policy

FDI adopts six Policy Statements

23 September 2014

The FDI General Assembly, meeting in New Delhi on 13 September, adopted five Policy Statements with little comment. A sixth Policy Statement on ‘Dental Implants’ inspired a lively debate, but was finally adopted subject to certain amendments.

WHO Sustainable Development Goals

FDI calls for measuring health rather than disease

13 February 2017

FDI seeks to anchor oral health and its new definition within the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and associated Goals.

WHO Global Action Plan on NCDs 2013-2020

FDI keeps oral health on non-communicable disease agenda

13 February 2017

FDI emphasized that oral health promotion can help achieve four of nine voluntary targets in the NCD global action plan 2013-2020, in the context of preparations for the 3rd UN High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, to be held in 2018.

Shanghai Declaration on Promoting Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Pledge on health at Shanghai Conference

22 December 2016

The recently-issued Shanghai Declaration pledges governments to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through increased political commitment and financial investment in health promotion.

WHO urges global action to curtail consumption and health impacts of sugary drinks

27 October 2016

Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new WHO report.