Strategy for Improving General Health in the Americas Through Critical Advancements in Oral Health - The Way Forward: 2005-2015
The purpose of this document is to outline the ten-year oral health strategy for the region of the Americas.
The goal of the strategy is to promote and protect overall health in the Americas through advancements in oral health care. This strategy will guide the development for sustainable projects, policies, best practices, and resources that will reduce the burden of diseases related to poor oral health at the individual, local, regional, and national levels.
Improved oral healthcare is integral to PAHO’s promotion of the Health-for-All agenda established in 1977 advocating health equity and to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) established in 2000 advocating overall global development.