It’s time to apply for the World Dental Development Fund for oral health

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In case you missed it: FDI World Dental Federation is still accepting applications for the World Dental Development Fund (WDDF) until 15 June 2020. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The fund backs initiatives that promote and improve oral health and prevent oral diseases in limited-income areas with oral health needs.

Who can apply for the World Dental Development Fund?

FDI encourages applicants from within and outside its network. WDDF funding is available to non-members of FDI in addition to FDI Regular and Associate members. 

To be eligible for funding, non-member applicants must include an endorsement letter from a Regular or Associate FDI member national dental association (NDA). Previous applicants have included ministries of health, national dental associations, non-governmental organisations, hospitals, and universities.

FDI seeks projects that are designed to benefit individuals and communities with demonstrated oral health needs. 

FDI gives priority to projects with a prominent educational component and promising potential for sustainability. Projects should focus on at least one of the following topics:

  • disease prevention and/or eradication;
  • education;
  • oral health promotion;
  • primary health care.

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