STEP Up the Oral Health Setup

Mehta, Viral V and *, Rajesh G and Rao , Ashwini and Shenoy, Ramya and Pai , Mithun BH (2013) STEP Up the Oral Health Setup. Journal of International Oral Health, 2 (2).

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Abstract

In a developing country like India where about 70% of the population resides in rural areas, access to health care facilities is truncated. Mahler in 1978 had suggested a potential technique to provide primary health care on a nationwide basis. Technically advanced countries underwent a reformation in public health so as to present health care facilities using a whole population approach. However, developing countries like India are yet to implement practical and culturally acceptable ways that will benefit the society as a whole. The multi-disciplinary approach for achieving oral health care for all encompasses a dynamic functioning of Social, Technical, Economical& Political (STEP) aspects of society in order to make it affordable, easily accessible and sustainable on a long term basis. It is about time we inculcate these aspects into our health schemes so as to awaken into a dawn with new horizons.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Primary health care, oral health, community participation.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Public Health Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2013 06:50
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2013 06:50
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136722

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