FDI’s Vision 2030 report aligns with the aims of World Health Day, proposing strategies to improve oral health and reduce oral health inequalities worldwide

On World Health Day, the World Health Organization urges leaders to monitor health inequities, and to ensure that all people can access quality health services when and where they need them. FDI’s Vision 2030 report tackles these same challenges facing the oral health community. 
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On World Health Day, 7 April 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) invites us to join a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world.

As COVID-19 has highlighted, some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health services than others—entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age.

All over the world, some groups struggle to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing conditions and education, fewer employment opportunities, experience greater gender inequality, and have little or no access to safe environments, clean water and air, food security and health services. This leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness, and premature death. And it harms our societies and economies.

This is not only unfair: it is preventable. That’s why WHO is calling on leaders to ensure that everyone has living and working conditions that are conducive to good health.  At the same time, WHO urges leaders to monitor health inequities, and to ensure that all people can access quality health services when and where they need them. 

FDI’s Vision 2030 report aligns with the aims of World Health Day, proposing strategies to improve oral health and reduce oral health inequalities worldwide

Vision 2030: Delivering Optimal Oral Health for All identifies challenges that will confront dentistry and the oral health community over the next decade and it proposes strategies for how these can be turned into opportunities to improve oral health, reduce oral health inequalities, and contribute to reducing the global burden of oral diseases.

This report aims to assist the profession in realizing delivery of optimal oral health to all – with no person left behind. This forward-looking report outlines how the oral health community can tackle actual and anticipated transformational changes and trends in the global healthcare environment and seize opportunities to become productive members of a healthcare team which delivers person-centred care.

This report also emphasizes the responsibility of individual oral healthcare professionals to maintain an appropriate level of competency throughout their professional lives, and the necessity to shoulder a leadership role within the healthcare community and society more widely.

Our vision is that by 2030, oral healthcare will be empowering, evidence-based, integrated and comprehensive.