Continuous improvement of oral health in the 21st century
The objectives of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme (ORH), one of the technical programmes within the Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion (CHP), have been reoriented according to the new strategy of disease prevention and promotion of health. Greater emphasis is put on developing global policies in oral health promotion and oral disease prevention, coordinated more effectively with other priority programmes of CHP and other clusters and with external partners.
Oral disease is a significant burden to all countries of the world. The WHO approach to improvement of oral health globally is formulated by the World Health Assembly 2007 Resolution A60 R17 "Oral health : action plan for promotion and integrated prevention".
World Health Organization global policy for improvement of oral health – World Health Assembly 2007