The United Nations held a High Level Meeting on Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, in New York (19-20 September 2011).
The Government of Tanzania organized a side event entitled “Putting Teeth into NCDs,” on September 19, 2011 at the New York University College of Dentistry.
The event was sponsored by the United Republic of Tanzania, with support of the World Health Organization, and co-sponsored by the Governments of Australia and Sweden.
The program was emceed by Ali Velshi, CNN Anchor and Chief Business Correspondent, and focused on critical issues related to the global burden of oral disease and integrating oral disease into primary health care.
Tanzanian President, Jakaya M. Kikwete, expressed his deep concern over the burden of oral diseases for Tanzania and other resource-constrained countries
With Jakaya M. Kikwete, Tanzania President, and Jean-Luc Eiselé (left), FDI Executive Director
With Modest Mero, Minister Plenipotentiary at Permanent Mission of Tanzania to the UN
Stanley M. Bergman (chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for Henry Schein, Inc.), Jean-Luc Eiselé, me, Marian Bergman (director of healthcare projects for Miracle Corners of the World) and Tanzanian officers
FDI Executive Director, Jean-Luc Eiselé, added: “This is knowledge that FDI very much needs to have at its fingertips. It will inform and advise our current strategy on Africa.”
Habib Benzian, CEO for Fit for School International Inc., co-author of the FDI Oral Health Atlas, and a Senior Advisor to the FDI World Dental Federation School International Inc.
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Orlando Monteiro da Silva
Medical dentist for 30 years in is hometown Porto, Portugal. Is president of the Portuguese Dental Association and past president of the FDI World Dental Federation. Former president of the Council of European Dentists. (more)