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More than just a toothache: how to tackle the huge costs of poor oral health

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Half the world’s population - 3.5 billion people - are affected by oral diseases, with huge impacts on other health conditions and on the economy. But oral health is often seen as quite separate from other health conditions and is often underfunded or excluded from health insurance schemes.

Marko Vujicic, Chief Economist & Vice President, Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association, co-authored a report called "The Economic Rationale for a Global Commitment to Invest in Oral Health" and joins Radio Davos to tell us more.

Links:

The Economic Rationale for a Global Commitment to Invest in Oral Health: https://www.weforum.org/publications/the-economic-rationale-for-a-global-commitment-to-invest-in-oral-health/

Half the world is affected by oral disease – here’s how we can tackle this unmet healthcare need: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2024/05/oral-health-crisis-global-equity-affordable-dental-care/

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Health and Healthcare Systems
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