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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

ORAL B Commends the Federal Ministry of Health on National Oral Care Policy

In fulfilment of its mission of promoting Oral health in Nigeria, Oral B has partnered with the Federal Ministry of Health on the launch of the first ever National Oral Health care policy in Nigeria.

The formal event which took place at the Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja was planned strategically as part of the celebration of the 2nd National Oral Health care week and saw the launch of the policy as well as the inauguration of the Senate President; Dr. David Mark GCON as the National Oral Health Champion.

In his goodwill message at the conference, the Managing Director of Procter & Gamble in West Africa, Mr. Manoj Kumar, represented by Mrs. Tope Iluyemi, the Global Government Relations Leader for Sub- Saharan Africa lauded the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Health to launch the Oral Health Care policy.

He also congratulated the Senate President Dr David Mark on his inauguration as the National Oral Health care champion, stating further that “P&G brands touch and improve the lives of 4.6 billion consumers in the world daily and the partnership of Oral B and the Federal Ministry of Health on the Oral Care policy launch was a reflection of P&G’s commitment to the touch and improve the oral health of Nigerians.”

In its own remark on the the Oral Health Care policy, the Senate President, David Mark, said that the policy will certainly make oral healthcare accessible and affordable for Nigerians. Also speaking at the event, the Honourable Minister for Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, stated that “the goal of the Oral health policy was to achieve optimal health for Nigerians through sustainable awareness creation, strategic research and coordination of oral health activities.”

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