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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).

WHO/V. Martin

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.

NOMA is a severe disease

WHO releases information materials for early detection and control of noma cases

09 March 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) just launched an information brochure, and derived poster, on early detection and management of noma in the African region.