WHO Executive Board special session on COVID-19: FDI says equitable access to essential oral healthcare services must continue

07 October 2020

FDI underlined the importance of adapting the COVID-19 response to emerging evidence to ensure that the safest protocols are implemented to safely deliver essential oral healthcare services.

FDI responds to WHO’s latest guidance on the provision of oral health services in the context of COVID-19

14 August 2020

Provision of oral health services can continue during COVID-19 but must comply with official recommendations at a country's national, sub-national or local level.

FDI interviews WHO expert Dr Yuka Makino on strategies to tackle tooth decay in young children

11 August 2020

FDI spoke with Dr Makino about how early childhood caries (ECC) affect children, parents, and the wider community. We also discussed the importance of involving educators as well as parents/caregivers in developing and reinforcing children’s good oral health and hygiene habits.

WHO mobile learning app on COVID-19 supports health workers around the globe

17 June 2020

The WHO Academy recently launched a mobile learning app that provides health workers with critical, evidence-based information and tools to respond to COVID-19. 


FDI welcomes WHO resolution on COVID-19 but highlights the need to protect dental teams

25 May 2020

FDI welcomed the resolution on the COVID-19 response at the 73rd WHO World Health Assembly and put forward some key recommendations to support member states in mitigating the impact of the pandemic.

WHO executive board

FDI tells WHO that oral health must be integrated into strategies addressing other diseases

26 February 2020

FDI ensured oral health was not ignored during ministerial debates at the 146th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board. Country-level health policies must integrate strategies to address oral diseases in order to deliver real person-centered care.

WHO Implementation Manual

Recently published WHO implementation manual maps positive path to combat early childhood caries

24 February 2020

FDI stands with World Health Organization (WHO) Global Oral Health Programme to curb the burden of early childhood caries (ECC) and supports their recommendations on ECC prevention and control.

Sri Lanka affirms oral health as a key element of universal health coverage at WHO EB 146

06 February 2020

As a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), FDI ensures oral health is included when ministers debate global health priorities, action plans and targets. FDI is delivering three statements at the WHO Executive Board to press for further commitments on oral health.

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.