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World Health Assembly approves historic resolution on oral health

BASCD is pleased to see that the World Health Organisation has approved an historic resolution on oral health at the 74th World Health Assembly (24th May – 1st June 2021).

The resolution recognises the global burden of oral diseases and their associations with other conditions, urging Member States to address shared risk factors, enhance the professional capacity of oral health professionals to deliver consistent and quality care, and to include oral health in universal health coverage benefit packages. It also asks WHO to develop a global strategy and action plan on oral health with 2030 targets, among other follow-up actions.


The resolution can be accessed via this link.