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WHA72 attendants

72nd World Health Assembly misses critical opportunity to drive action on oral health

29 May 2019

Member States gathered for the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva to discuss pressing global health issues but failed to take tangible action on oral health.

World Health Day

Oral health must be integrated into universal health coverage #WorldHealthDay

03 April 2019

World Health Day is dedicated to universal health coverage (UHC). Integrating oral health into UHC should improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities in access to care.

Brush Day & Night in Nigeria

Reporting back from Brazzaville: FDI attends WHO capacity-building workshop on oral health

26 March 2019

FDI showed its commitment to oral health in Africa by attending a WHO workshop meant to build momentum around the Regional Oral Health Strategy.

WHO Executive Board 144

FDI calls for measurable action on oral health at 144th WHO Executive Board

06 February 2019

As a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), FDI delivered six statements at the WHO Executive Board, pressing for further commitments on oral health.

'Time to deliver' WHO report on NCDs

FDI lends the voice of oral health to 200 organizations calling for bold political commitments on NCDs

18 June 2018

FDI joined 200 organizations to welcome the WHO Independent High-Level Commission Report on NCDs but highlighted the oral health gaps that still need to be addressed.

#WHA71 ©L. Cipriani

FDI calls for global action on oral health at the 71st World Health Assembly

31 May 2018

The 71st World Health Assembly reviewed a diverse range of health topics with notable deliberations on issues affecting healthcare professionals and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). FDI delivered statements on the preparation for the upcoming UN High-level meeting on NCDs; using digital applications (mHealth) to enhance public health outcomes; and maternal, infant and young child nutrition.

Enzo Bondioni at #NCDAF2017 in Sharjah

FDI joins WHO’s Working Group to address growing burden of noncommunicable diseases

28 March 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) invited FDI to join its Civil Society Working Group on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

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FDI promotes oral health priorities at World Health Organization

06 February 2018

The 142nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board had noncommunicable diseases featured prominently on the agenda.

SDGs - health

World Health Organization estimates cost of reaching global health targets by 2030

02 August 2017

Ninety-seven million premature deaths could be prevented globally if investments to expand services towards universal health coverage are implemented.

Margaret Chan in her final address as WHO DG to WHA70

FDI calls for inclusion of oral health in global health policies at World Health Assembly

01 June 2017

FDI’s message to the global health community: governments should include dental associations in the development of antimicrobial resistance actions plans; funding should be allocated for oral health to prevent oral disease in the context of noncommunicable diseases; and oral health should be integrated into the 2030 Agenda where FDI’s measurement tool, once developed, will be key to monitoring oral health outcomes.