Capacity Building Workshop to Develop the National Roadmap for Implementation of the Regional Oral Health Strategy in the African Region: Meeting Report
The Capacity Building Workshop to Develop the National Roadmap for Implementation of the Regional Oral Health Strategy in the African Region was held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 27 February to 1 March 2019. More than 40 participants attended the meeting, including chief dental officers from Ministries of Health (MoH), focal points of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) from World Health Organization (WHO) country offices in 20 Member States, experts from the WHO Collaborating Centre at the New York University College of Dentistry and other partners.
The main objective of the meeting was to agree on top priority actions for integrated prevention and control of oral diseases as part of NCDs and Universal Health Coverage (UHC), mindful of progress made by countries in the Region and guided by the Regional Oral Health Strategy 2016- 2025: addressing oral diseases as part of NCDs (AFR/RC66/5). The workshop programme included sharing of country achievements, expert input and partner contributions covering a broad range of policy aspects, implementation challenges and opportunities, as well as global developments relevant to country implementation and monitoring, such as the Minamata Convention on Mercury.