The Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) reports that, responding to the research-based campaign led by CEPHED, and in close coordination with all other concerned organizations and stakeholders, the Honorable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population, Upendra Yadav of Nepal, has taken the very progressive decision to ban the use of mercury dental amalgam and mercury-based equipment in Nepal on 21 August, effectively moving Nepal towards Mercury-Free Dentistry and Health Care Services.
As the week long second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP 2) kicks off in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday November 19 to 23, 2018, activists under the aegis of World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry have called on countries to end amalgam use in children by 2020.
Stakeholders including top government officials, academicians, civil society, Nigeria Dental Association, dentists in private practice, institutions, media, development partners and other relevant bodies will converge in Abuja, the nation capital city on Tuesday July 17, 2018 to develop a National Policy on the phase down of dental amalgam use in Nigeria.
The action has been taken in the backdrop of a research-based campaign launched by SDPI in print and social media
ISLAMABAD: The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has immediately restricted the use of mercury dental fillings for children below 15 throughout the province to protect them from catching serious diseases.