Let's celebrate World Oral Health Day!
World Oral Health Day (WOHD) 2023 marks the final year of the 3-year Be Proud of Your Mouth Campaign. It is an empowering call-to-action urging people to value and take care of their oral health. This year, we focus on the importance of caring for your mouth at every stage of life, calling upon people to: Look after your oral health for a lifetime of smiles. WOHD was launched by FDI in 2007 and is the culmination of year-long activities dedicated to raising global awareness on the prevention and control of oral disease. FDI is spearheading WOHD in efforts to bring together the global oral health community to achieve optimal oral health for all. On 20 March every year, we ask the world to unite to help reduce the burden of oral diseases, which affect individuals, health systems and economies everywhere.In this podcast episode, you will listen to voices from around the globe, who share their experiences of leveraging WOHD to help improve oral health. We highlight encouraging and inspiring collective efforts, that help the campaign reach different audiences and spread oral health messages far and wide.Are you interested in WOHD and want to get involved? Share your thoughts with us via text or audio recording: email@example.com How to get involved:Get involved for World Oral Health Day, whatever you decide to do, however big or small, contributes to improving the oral health of populations globally:Use the campaign materials to support your WOHD activities and events; most are available in English, French and Spanish. All assets are free to download and use, and with a wide range on offer, you can get involved in a way that best suits you. The campaign materials can be downloaded from: worldoralhealthday.org/resources Join the movement, take part in the #MouthProud challenge (https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/mouthproudchallenge) and tell others what your mouth means and why it is important to you.Put yourself on the map of activities (https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/map-activities) and tell us and others what you are planning to do.Mark your calendars for the launch of our new Advocacy toolkit, arming national dental associations (NDAs), people with lived experience of oral disease, and other strategic partners with the knowledge and information to support governments to develop and implement ambitious national oral health policies. Enter the World Oral Health Day Awards. After 20 March, submit your activity report by 15 May at wohd.org/activity-report-2023. Get a chance to get your hard work recognizedAdditional resources: Visit the WOHD page: https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/WOHD resources: https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/resources Mouth proud challenge: https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/mouthproud-challenge Supported by: Unilever – Dentsply Sirona – Haleon – Smile Train https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/partners Share your thoughts with us via text or audio recording: firstname.lastname@example.org