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Half the world’s population has oral disease, plus other health stories you need to read this week

"Oral health has long been neglected in global health, but many oral diseases can be prevented," said WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Image: Unsplash/Nick Fewings

Shyam Bishen

Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

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A graphic showing how oral health problems disproportionately affect the world’s poorest.
Oral health problems disproportionately affect the world’s poorest. Image: The Lancet

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