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UN Declaration On Universal Health Coverage Finally Has Some Teeth

September 24, 2019
by Bite Magazine


FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) has welcomed the long overdue commitment to strengthening oral health in the UN Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The declaration will be officially adopted later today by world leaders at the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC in New York.

“Oral health is one of the most neglected areas of global health, so we applaud world leaders for this breakthrough commitment that gives teeth to the UN Political Declaration,” said FDI president Dr Gerhard Seeberger.

“It is now vital that the Declaration be converted into concrete, sustainable action at the national level.”

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