February 2, 2022
by FDI World Dental Federation
FDI celebrates the WHO Executive Board’s recommendation to the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA75) that the draft global oral health strategy be approved, in May 2022.
The 150th session of WHO’s Executive Board (EB150) was held from 24 to 29 January 2022 to discuss the updated version of the global strategy on oral health (EB150/7, Annex 3), which incorporated many recommendations made by FDI in our joint response with 65 organizations, including the addition of a new strategic objective on the health workforce.
Recommendations consisted of calling for the inclusion of oral health considerations in several agenda items, namely in other documents as follow-up to the Political Declaration of the 3rd high-level meeting on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) (agenda item 7); Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies (agenda item 15.1); and Maternal, infant and young child nutrition (agenda item 17).