Oral health and the United Nations Political Declaration on NCDs

A guide to advocacy

Oral health and the UN Political Declaration on NCDs

The purpose of this Guide to Advocacy is to assist national dental associations (NDAs) in the followup to the United Nations (UN) Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), adopted by the 193 Member States present at the UN High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (19-20 September 2011 in New York).

This Guide includes a brief, thematic analysis of the document, which NDAs can draw upon in their discussions with ministers, chief dental officer and senior health officials. NDAs are experts in the field of oral health: they are able, and indeed have an obligation, to provide crucial insights to governments in the process of oral health-related strategic planning and policy making.

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