Did you know that FDI is still accepting applications for the World Dental Development Fund (WDDF)? Don’t miss the opportunity to apply! The submission deadline is on 15 June 2022.
Established in 1999, the WDDF supports innovative oral health initiatives in communities all around the world. The fund backs projects with clear objectives to promote and improve oral health and prevent oral diseases in limited-income areas with oral health needs.
Who can apply for the funding?
FDI encourages applicants from within and outside its network to apply. WDDF funding is available to non-members of FDI in addition to FDI Regular and Associate members. To be eligible for funding, non-member applicants must include an endorsement letter from a Regular or Associate FDI member national dental association (NDA). Previous applicants have included ministries of health, national dental associations, non-governmental organizations, hospitals, and universities.
FDI seeks projects that are designed to benefit individuals and communities with demonstrated oral health needs. Priority is given to projects with a prominent educational component and promising potential for sustainability. Projects should focus on at least one of the following topics:
- disease prevention and/or eradication;
- oral health promotion;
- primary health care;
- the COVID-19 response.
Further information about the application process can be found here