Worlds apart, WOHD 2014 celebrated from Vanuatu to New York City
The Pacific Island state of Vanuatu, population 247,262* (World Bank 2012), joined over 100 countries worldwide to ‘celebrate healthy smiles’ on World Oral Health Day 2014. Over 13,500 km away, New York City celebrated with a video outside the NASDAQ stock exchange.
|On 20 March, a Mobile Dental clinic among the palm trees in the Vanuatu capital Port Vila provided free dental treatment to disadvantaged Ni-Vanuatu**. Vanuatu is located 16 00 South, 167 00 East in the Pacific Ocean, just over 2,700 km from Papua New Guinea, the nearest large landmass, and respectively 2939 km and 3619 km from New Zealand and Australia.|
|13,500 km away, World Oral Health Day was celebrated among the bright lights of world metropolis New York City, with a fun video of Ivoirian and Manchester City footballer Yaya Touré encouraging passers-by to brush, rinse and chew for World Oral Health Day. The video was projected outside the NASDAQ stock exchange courtesy of WOHD official international sponsor Henry Schein, Inc.|