WHO declares oral health a global health priority
May 27 - Oral health may no longer be low on the list of global health priorities. At a May 27 meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO), health ministries around the world approved a resolution that puts achieving better oral health back on the global agenda. The resolution, which was approved by a WHO committee, acknowledges the tremendous global burden of oral diseases and the importance of oral health in overall health and well-being. If adopted by the entire organization, the WHO would urge member states to take action to address risk factors for poor oral health, shift to a prevention-first treatment model, and strengthen the provision of oral healthcare services as part of universal healthcare coverage. Read the full article here.