World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7 to recognize the widespread contributions of our medical faculty and the success of the World Health Organization.
In the face of the current pandemic, a polluted planet, and an increasing incidence of diseases, the theme for World Health Day 2022 is Our Planet, Our Health. This year, help us spread the word to encourage as many people as possible to look after their mouths and protect their quality of life. Because an unhealthy mouth not only impacts general health but it can have a severe impact on people’s emotional, social, mental, and overall physical well-being; and that’s why we are calling on people to Be Proud of their Mouth for their happiness and well-being.
As per the data of the Dental Council of India there are about 1.5 lakh dentists to cater to the needs of about 1.3 billion people. About 72%v of these people live in the rural region. Oral diseases affect both the young and the old. Some of the common diseases are dental caries, periodontal diseases, malocclusion, sub-mucosal fibrosis, oral cancer etc. Cleft lip and cleft palate also continue to affect the population. Oral lesions are also common with patients with HIV/AIDS and other debilitating systemic conditions. Let’s take this opportunity on World Health Day to spread awareness regarding oral health. We can improve the determinants of oral health, reduce morbidity from oral diseases, integrate oral health promotion and preventive services with general health care system to improve oral health in India, said Dr. Praveen Kumar BDS, MDS, PGDHA, MBA(FMS) Endodontist, Implantologist.
Dr Ramesh Kancharla, Chairman & Managing Director, Rainbow Children’s Hospitals says, “From time immemorial we have all known that universal health coverage defines the health of a nation. Being India’s leading pediatric hospital, Rainbow Children’s Hospital has been a major contributor to ensure effective and comprehensive child care services across the nation. Over the past 22 years, our expert medical teams have contributed to the decrease in infant mortality rates, armed with the latest technology, infrastructure and international protocols. We have successfully created a support system for children with serious/critical conditions. Even before the pandemic hit the world, we were on the path of increasing accessibility through our digital programs, which have helped people in different regions get access to specialist child care. We are striving each day to achieve a healthy society so that, one day, we can achieve a healthy planet for our future generations.