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FDI Survey Says Refugees Have Limited Access To Regular Dental Check-Ups And Screenings

September 12, 2019
by FDI World Dental Federation

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that there are more than 70 million forcibly displaced people worldwide—26 million of them are refugees.

In June 2019, FDI World Dental Federation surveyed its member National Dental Associations (NDAs) to measure the burden of oral disease among refugees in each member country. The survey also served to determine if oral health education and treatment are routinely offered to refugees and established a need to reinforce access to oral health care for refugees more broadly.

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