NO 63 - MAY 2016

World Health Assembly FOCUS ON:

FDI addressed the 69th World Health Assembly in three key policy areas: maternal, young child and infant nutrition, non-communicable disease and oral health and ageing populations.
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Outstanding impact on oral health thinking

President hails a an especially rich month in the FDI calendar, with one conference on the theme of ageing, the first FDI Persian Regional Congress, together with a new impetus in oral health advocacy.
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FDI World Dental Congress
Last chance to benefit from special early-bird congress rates

The special early-bird rates for the 2016 FDI World Dental Congress in Poznań closes on 31 May.
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Healthy Ageing
Oral health and an ageing population
Lucerne Conference positions oral health for ageing populations

Following the exceptional success of the Conference on Oral Health for Ageing Populations (OHAP), FDI can now pursue its goal of demonstrating that investment in oral health throughout the life course can enable seniors to live full lives and reduce costs associated with of ageing populations.
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Iranian Regional Conference
FDI Regional Conference
Iranian Minister of Health at opening of first FDI Persian Regional Dental Congress

The Minister of Health of Iran welcomed participants at the first FDI Persian Regional Dental Congress, which opened in Tehran on 16 May.
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World Health Organization
World Health Assembly
Dr Chan celebrates progress but warns on disease outbreaks

Addressing the WHA69 opening plenary, Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, celebrated recent progress in global public health, particularly in combatting HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and polio, as well as in improving maternal and child health.
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World Health Organization
World Health Assembly
FDI joins WHPA partners in five statements at the 69th World Health Assembly

FDI joined forces with its partners in the World Health Professions Alliance WHPA in five statements at the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA 69, Geneva, 23-28 May).
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World Health Professions Alliance
Health Professions Regulation
Intense one and a half day debate on crucial aspects of health professions regulation

The World Health Professions Regulation Conference assembled a high-level turnout of top-level delegates from both health practice and health regulatory sectors for one and a half days of intense debate.
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FDI Africa Programme
Strategy for Africa
WHO launches a manual proposing effective and sustainable oral health solutions for Africa

WHO launched a manual that demonstrates how States in the African Region can improve oral health, especially in primary healthcare centres, schools and communities.
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FDI Continuing Education Programme
Continuing Education Programme
June CE Programme in Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific

The FDI CE Programme for June comprises a total of six courses spread between Bulgaria, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.
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