World Health Organization

The World Health Assembly took place on 2126 May 2018.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Strategies for oral disease prevention & HP

The 11th IADR World Congress on Preventive Dentistry

The 11th World Congress on Preventive Dentistry (WCPD) took place from 3-6 October 2017 in New Delhi, India. The WCPD was organized jointly by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 200 people from 34 countries participated in the congress.

At the end of World Congress 2015, the Tokyo Declaration on Dental care and oral health for healthy longevity was adopted to call upon health policy-makers and professionals to significantly reduce the global disease burden, promote greater equity, and integrate oral health promotion into the NCD prevention and control and development agenda.

Oral health is essential to general health and quality of life. It is a state of being free from mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infection and sores, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that limit an individuals capacity in biting, chewing, smiling, speaking, and psychosocial wellbeing. Risk factors for oral diseases include unhealthy diet, tobacco use, harmful alcohol use, and poor oral hygiene.

The objectives of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme (ORH)

The programme have been reoriented according to the new strategy of disease prevention and promotion of health. Greater emphasis is put on developing global policies in oral health promotion and oral disease prevention, coordinated more effectively.

Strategies for oral disease prevention and health promotion

WHOs goals are to build healthy populations and communities and to combat ill health. Four strategic directions provide the broad framework for focusing WHOs technical work, which also have implications for the Oral Health Programme.

Country/Area Profile Programme by WHO Collaborating Centres, Malmö University, Sweden and Niigata University, Japan.

Report of a Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, 26-28 January 2016

Prevention of dental caries through the use of fluoride the WHO approach

Long term evaluation of the clinical effectiveness of community milk fluoridation in Bulgaria

Basic methods for assessment of renal fluoride excretion in community prevention programmes for oral health

Oral health surveys: basic methods – 5th edition

: Prevention is better than treatment

WHO Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (PND)20 Avenue Appia