World Oral Health Day
World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is the largest global celebration and awareness campaign on oral health celebrated every 20th of March. It is organized globally by the FDI World Dental Health Federation.
Manila Water Foundation (MWF) celebrates WOHD to share knowledge on proper oral hygiene practices which contribute to having good health. Under MWF’s campaign, Health in Our Hands, the annual celebration encourages the public and target stakeholders to brush teeth properly, visit the dentist regularly and to eat food that are healthy.
MWF held its first-ever WOHD celebration on March 20, 2019 at Biñan Integrated National Elementary School in Biñan City, Laguna.
Biñan Integrated National High School, Biñan City, Laguna
A total of 4,300 students, faculty and staff from Biñan Integrated National High School learned about proper oral hygiene and after the celebration of WOHD on March 20, 2019. Aside from the 200 students who participated in the talks from partners --- Department of Health (DOH), UP College of Dentistry and Philippine Dental Association --- and who received free dental consultations, the entire school learned about the 7 tips of good oral hygiene through IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials posted inside the school grounds.