Posted on: 21 November 2022

On 18 November, Professor Richard Watt, CNWL's Research and Development Director attended the launch of the WHO Global Oral Health Status Report at WHO headquarters in Geneva.

As one of the lead authors of the report, Watt participated in the panel discussion with Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, Hon Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister Thailand, Dr Ximena Sanhueza, Minister of Health Chile, Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Director of NCD Department WHO HQ, and Dr Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of The Lancet.

The WHO report highlights the global public health importance of oral diseases and the stark oral health inequalities that exist both between and within countries. The report provides a very clear mandate for the development of national policies by member states to tackle the burden of oral diseases and reduce oral health inequalities.