The Annual Congress of ZIDA, the Zimbabwe Dental Association, will be taking place from 7 to 11 August at the Troutbeck Inn Resort, Nyanga (East Highlands), Zimbabwe, under the theme ‘Restoration, Retention ...Reinvention'.
In a recent address entitled ‘A basis for future FDI strategy on ageing populations and oral health’, FDI President-Elect Dr Patrick Hescot emphasized the essential role of the mouth and teeth in healthy ageing.
The final figures for 2015 (end May) show that World Oral Health Day continues its phenomenal growth in participation, influence and outreach, with estimates of the total world audience rising to just under 27 million.
The World Health Assembly opened in Geneva on 18 May, with a keynote address by Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, current holder of the G7 presidency, and opening address by WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.
FDI made five statements at the 68th World Health Assembly: three of them were on its own behalf and two on behalf of the World Health Professions Alliance WHPA. The WHA took place in Geneva from 18 to 26 May.