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FG launches oral health policy

By Caleb Ayansina

ABUJA—FEDERAL Government, yesterday, launched a National Oral Health Policy, with a promise to equip 12 federal tertiary hospitals with basic dental equipment across the federation.

Also, the Senate President, David Mark, as the National Oral Health Champion for Nigeria, promised to use his office to ensure that all existing Primary Health Care Centres had functional dental clinic soonest.

Minister of Health, Prof. Chukwu Onyebuchi, at the launching supported by maker of Oral-B product, Procter and Gamble Company, said: “The target of the policy is to have at least 50 percent of all Primary Health Care, PHC, Centres with functional dental clinic by the year 2015.”

Areas covered by the policy are oral health promotion, training, service delivery, oral health financing, research and oral health information system.


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