Improvement of global oral health--the leadership role of the World Health Organization.

  title={Improvement of global oral health--the leadership role of the World Health Organization.},
  author={Poul Erik Petersen},
  journal={Community dental health},
  volume={27 4},
Progress towards a healthier world requires strong political action, broad participation and sustained advocacy. The World Health Organization Global Oral Health Programme (WHO GOHP) has worked hard over the years to put oral health high on the health agenda of policy and decision makers worldwide. In 2007, the WHO was given a unique mandate for strengthening the work for oral health by its two governing bodies, i.e. the Executive Board, and the World Health Assembly (WHA). A comprehensive… CONTINUE READING

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