Some Facts About FDI (Federation Dentaire Internationale)

1. Define 'Oral Health' according to FDI.
Oral health is multi-faceted and includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease of the craniofacial complex.

2. Theme of FDI World Dental Congress 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina : A Passion for many, A commitment for all.

3. Chief elements of FDI Vision 2020:

  • Meet the increasing need and demand for oral healthcare.
  • Expand the role of existing oral healthcare professionals.
  • Shape a responsive educational model.
  • Mitigate the impacts of socio-economic dynamics.
  • Foster fundamental and translational research and technology.

#HealthForAll is a campaign to promote universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030 - our aim is to support policy-makers, civil society organizations, individuals and media in the journey to bring universal health coverage to your country. Something all countries committed to when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

The World Health Organization (WHO) will maintain a high-profile focus on universal health coverage via a series of events, starting on World Health Day, 7 April 2018, with global and local conversations about ways to achieve Health for All.

6. How does FDI manage its funding?
- FDI offers different types of Corporate Partenerships to generate funds which are:
i) Exclusive Partnerships - FDI and its Corporate Partner would identify a common topic of interest and build together a custom-made project. Eg. FDI-Unilever Brush Day and Night Partnership started in 2004

ii) Non - compete Partnerships - multiple non-competing partners to fund a global project, eg. Flagship Partnership - World Oral Health Day with global partners Henry Schein, Unilever and Philips Sonicare

iii) Multi-partnership projects - Certain initiatives are open to multiple partners. eg. Vision 2020 launched in 2013

7. Is FDI directly involved in formulation of policies or it acts as a regulating body for other national bodies ?
 - Although it has its own constituiton for its working model, it acts as a regulating body for other national bodies. 

8. How FDI is in contact with government of each country ?

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