September 17, 2021
by FDI World Dental Federation
In response to the public consultation for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) draft Global strategy on tackling oral diseases, FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) joined forces with 65 organizations to submit a joint response.
The current strategy’s vision fully aligns with FDI’s Vision 2030, and it also refers to the three elements of universal health coverage (UHC) — quality, equitable access, and financial protection — in the context of oral health promotion and oral healthcare.
While commending this initial draft, FDI and co-signatories urge WHO to develop a Global strategy that is robust, time-bound, and implementation-oriented encompassing more ambitiously all the different areas that require reform in national health systems for oral health to become an integral element of UHC and noncommunicable (NCD) strategies.