14th World Congress on Public Health
The OHWG has actively participated to the 14 World Congress on Public Health with one Workshop on Oral Cancer Prevention and a Concurrent session on Dental Public Health Capacity.
Workshop on Oral Cancer Prevention
The Workshop on Oral Cancer Prevention has investigated the current status of oral cancer prevention and control in the world, with particular emphasis on the Indian sub-continent which contributes a lion’s share of global burden of oral cancer. The proposed topics in the workshop included the global burden, incidence and mortality trends, primary prevention and early detection of oral cancer. The deliberation on global burden of disease included estimates of incident and prevalent oral cancer cases and oral cancer deaths in the world and in different WHO regions of the world for 2012 and projections for 2020 and 2030, as well as global trends in incidence and mortality as related to the underlying trends in the prevalence of major risk factors. The Public Health aspect of primary prevention of oral cancer dealt with global efforts in tobacco control measures in the context of implementation of WHO framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in various countries, with particular focus on South East Asia, efforts in Alcohol control and in improving uptake of vegetables and fruits and healthy diets as well as in improving oral hygiene. The session dealt with the natural history of oral cancer, current evidence on the accuracy as well as efficacy and cost effectiveness of different early detection methods in reducing oral cancer mortality and the current progress in implementation of population based oral cancer early detection programs in routine health services. The seminar has discussed also WFPHA resolution on Oral Cancer prevention and control.
Workshop on Oral Cancer Prevention speakers and Chairs (click on the corresponding name to read the presentation):
Concurrent session on Dental Public Health Capacity
The OHWG has led a survey to map Dental Public Health Capacity worldwide. The results of this survey give an overview of the strong and weak points of Dental Public Health Capacity in the different regions of the world as well and an insight in the integration between Oral and Public Health.
The session has provided a general overview of Dental Public Health capacity in the world with a special focus on the Eastern Mediterranean region. The session has been completed by the resolution on Dental Public Health Workforce Infrastructure elaborated by the Oral Health Working Group and approved by WFPHA General Assembly.
Concurrent session on Dental Public Health Capacity speakers and Chairs (click on the corresponding name to read the presentation):
- R. Bedi (co-Chair)
- M. Lomazzi
- S. Al Bulushi
- M. AlFahran
- M. Al Darwish
- P. Gupta (co- Chair)