September 28, 2022

The resolution on oral health WHA74.5 requested WHO to translate the Global Strategy on Oral Health A75/10 Add.1 into an action plan for public oral health by 2023, including a framework for tracking progress with clear measurable targets of oral health to be achieved by 2030.
In addition to the Global Strategy on Oral Health, the action plan will be aligned with the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013–2030 and pillars 1 and 3 of WHO’s Thirteenth General Programme of Work.
In response to the resolution WHA74.5, the WHO Secretariat has prepared a first draft WHO discussion paper containing a proposed draft global oral health action plan. The draft action plan includes a series of evidence-informed actions and a monitoring framework to track progress, with a set of proposed targets, to be achieved by 2030.
A consultative process will be undertaken as follows:
From 12 August to 16 September 2022: The Secretariat will convene a global web-based consultation for Member States, UN organizations, and non-State actors (nongovernmental organizations, private sector entities, philanthropic foundations, and academic institutions) on the WHO discussion paper on the draft global oral health action plan.
1 September 2022: The Secretariat will convene a technical consultation with Member States and UN organizations.
2 September 2022: The Secretariat will convene a technical consultation with non-State actors in official relations with WHO.
We would like to invite you to provide comments on the WHO discussion paper, available below by 16 September 2022. Comments can be provided by email to the following email address: [email protected].
The consultation is not open to individuals.
Any enquiry can be addressed to Dr Benoit Varenne, Dental Officer, NCD Department, [email protected] and Dr Slim Slama, Unit Head, NCD Management-Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (MND), NCD Department, [email protected].
All inputs received through the consultation process will be made available online following the consultation.
Non-State actors in official relations with WHO, interested in attending the technical consultation to be held on 2 September 2022 11:00–12:30 CET, are kindly requested to register in advance from here. After the registration is confirmed, the meeting link will be provided.
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