NGOs develop plan to implement mercury-free dentistry in Africa

UNEP Abigjan workshop (and side trips) 207On 25 April 2015, Francophone NGOs convened in Abidjan to discuss the route to mercury-free dentistry in Africa. This second NGO summit voted to create a road map that can be implemented in every African nation. Here, then, is the Abidjan Plan to implement the Abuja Declaration for Mercury-Free Dentistry for Africa*:

A. Political, legal and institutional level

  1. Work for government policies that will phase out amalgam use in Africa by the year 2020. Continue reading

40 African NGOs sign the Abuja Declaration for Mercury-Free Dentistry

DSCN0120Almost forty environmental, consumer, and human rights groups from African nations spanning the continent – west, east, north, south, and central – have signed the Abuja Declaration for Mercury-Free Dentistry for Africa.

The Abuja Declaration boldly declares, “Africa shall be the 1st continent to phase out amalgam.”  This declaration grew out of the West African Summit on Phasing Out Amalgam, held in Abuja, Nigeria in May 2014, a summit sponsored by the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry.