Monthly Archives: Mayo 2017

Carta del Presidente de FDI (Inglés) – Mayo 2017


New leadership, new venues WHO appoints new Director General and FDI announces destination for FDIs World Dental Congress 2019

FDI President Dr Patrick Hescot

On behalf of FDI, I would like to congratulate former Ethiopian Minister of Health, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his appointment as Director-General (DG) of the World Health Organization (WHO), possibly the most important job in global health. His appointment follows an election process at the 70th World Health Assembly in May and hopefully African Member States can in particular look forward to a boost to health strategy on the African continent during the new DGs five-year mandate.

Today, the international policy environment provides challenges and opportunities and we hope to pursue and intensify our collaboration with WHO during the next five years. We look forward to working with Dr Tedros and his international team on ways of recognizing and prioritizing oral health in the context of global public health and development as well as into WHOs work programme, priorities and budget.

As dentists, it is crucial for us to link and integrate oral health with the Sustainable Development Goals and advocate the integration of oral diseases into action plans for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.

La Sociedad Cubana de Estomatología convoca al VII Simposio Nacional “Visión Salud Bucal”

La Sociedad Cubana de Estomatología convoca al VII Simposio Nacional “Visión Salud Bucal” que en esta ocasión tendrá como lema “Eficiencia de las instituciones estomatológicas”

Tienen derecho a participar, estomatólogos, licenciadas, técnicos de la Estomatología, asimismo otros profesionales y técnicos que trabajen o aporten a la salud bucal, independientemente del organismo o institución en el que laboren.

Carta del Presidente de FDI (Inglés) – Abril 2017


Resounding success of series of events in April

FDI President Dr Patrick Hescot

April was a high-point of 2017, featuring a series of back-to back major events comprising most notably the resoundingly successful mid-Year meetings and associated FDI strategy workshop. We also heard the first results of World Oral Health Day 2017, which reported exponential growth reflected in a potential audience of 600 million, an astounding figure considering the 31 million recorded in 2013.

Immediately following this the plenary of the European Regional Association (ERO) focused debate on the most pressing items of the continents oral health agenda. The month wound down with the first FDI Regional Congress for Africa, held in Marrakesh and organized by the Association Marocaine de Prévention Bucco-Dentaire (AMPBD), with a focus on sharing expertise, technology and scientific progress and issues hindering the development of oral health in the African continent.