Strategy for oral health in South-East Asia, 2013-2020
AbstractOral diseases are among the most common chronic diseases worldwide and constitutea major public health problem due to the huge health and economic burden on individuals,families, societies, and health care systems. The recent emphasis on the role ofdeterminants of health, common risk factors and their recognition in the context of thegrowing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) provides good opportunities forintegrating oral health into NCD prevention and control e orts. This Strategy for oralhealth in South-East Asia, 2013-2020, presents guidance to Member States in developingnational policy and action plans to improve oral health within existing socioeconomic,cultural, political and health system contexts, fully in line and integrated withplanning for prevention and control of NCDs. It expresses the consensus on major strategiesin the area of oral health promotion as well as oral disease prevention and controlfor the South-East Asia Region aiming at reducing the health and socioeconomicburden resulting from oral diseases, reducing oral health inequities, and improving thequality of life of the population.
Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization. (2013). Strategy for oral health in South-East Asia, 2013-2020. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/246164