14 years ago I had participated for the first time at this congress. Then, It was already a big congress. Now, it’s one of the biggest worldwide. Congratulations to APCD and ABCD for this huge achievement.
FDI Vision 2020 was official presented in Brazil. Under the invitation of the Brazilian Federal Government I was invited to present the program of the FDI VISION 2020, last 1st August, in Rio de Janeiro.
The program “Brasil Sorridente” this year under the theme “Primary Care: Universalization with Quality” is a Federal Government policy aiming to expand and improve Oral Health in Brazil. The 6th edition of this seminar had more than 1300 participants and 200 speakers.
I believe that it was a good beginning to introduce and spread Vision 2020. It was well received with a great will to go forward with it.
A smiling Vision 2020 has began!
English: Opening Ceremony of the 30th São Paulo International Dental Meeting (CIOSP), Brazil, chaired by the governor of São Paulo Federal State, Geraldo Alckmin.
Português: Com os colegas Carlos Alberto Battaglini (esquerda), presidente da comissão organizadora do 30º CIOSP, e Adriano Forghieri (direita), presidente da Associação Paulista dos Cirurgiões Dentistas (APCD).
English: With the colleagues Carlos Alberto Battaglini (left), president of the organizing committee of the 30th CIOSP and Adriano Forghieri (right), president of the São Paulo Association of Dental Surgeons (APCD).
WHO convened a global conference on 19-21 October 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to build support for the implementation of action on social determinants of health.
The conference (official website) brought together over 1000 participants representing more than 125 Member States and a diverse group of stakeholders.
Fortunately, on behalf of FDI, I had the opportunity to intervene in two sessions, “Making policy coherent at national level”, regarding the necessity on all health policies to strengthen the social capital of communities, and “Changing the role of public health”, introducing the World Health Professionals Alliance Noncommunicable Diseases toolkit.
The event was attended among others by Michel Temer, vice president of Brazil and Dr Margaret Chan, WHO director-general. On 21 October, 2011 participating Member States adopted the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health.
Now it’s time for all to work together on its implementation!
Salvador da Bahia was full of news for FDI! Elections for board and committees, a nomination of a new Interim Executive Director and new ambitious projects.
Jérôme Estignard is the new IED of FDI, who I would like to specially congratulate. Likewise, I would like to salute the 4 councillors and the 10 committee members that were elected or re-elected at the General Assembly B of the FDI Annual World Dental Congress. To them I send my best wishes for great work within the FDI. Together we can create better and healthier smiles around the world!