Scope of Work

ESD will support MEWATA to achieve the following objectives:

  • Increase awareness among the Ministry of Health, private health care providers, provider training institutions, NGOs and organizations promoting maternal and child health, reproductive health and family planning, and adolescent health at the national, district and community level of the benefits of HTSP and the key HTSP messages.
  • Advocate for the integration of HTSP messages into health policies, guidelines, protocols and training curricula/activities.


The following are suggested as activities that MEWATA can implement to achieve the objectives of the scope of work:

  • Liaise with the global secretariat to coordinate HTSP roll-out activities at the national level.
  • Disseminate HTSP messages at the national, district and community level; incorporate HTSP into policies, programs and services through conferences, meetings and other fora.
  • Work with key personnel from the MOH and medical education institutions to develop a plan to operationalize HTSP information and messages into pre and in service curricula and training guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain a local network of institutions and organizations interested in promoting HTSP and share information about HTSP through the network using appropriate communication channels, such as a webpage, list serve, newsletter, etc.
  • Convene regular meetings of network members to share, coordinate and document network members’ activities as well as to identify needed support for effective implementation and operationalization of HTSP messages, especially in MOH policies, guidelines, protocols and training activities.
  • Develop and/or adapt HTSP related tools and materials in consultation with the Global Secretariat.  
  • Work with local media outlets (e.g. TV, radio) to promote HTSP information and messages, in collaboration with the Global Secretariat.



The cardinal messages are as listed below:

  1. Reduce frequent intake of sugared foods and drinks
  2. Brush your teeth with Fluoridated tooth paste in the morning and before going to bed at night
  3. Avoid tobacco use, both smoking and snuffing
  4. Prevent injuries by observing traffic rules, play safe games
  5. Dental check-up at least once a year especially for children is important to see how the dentition is fairing (check for new and old lesions as well as arrangement of teeth)
  6. Persistent ulcers should be reported to the clinic

IMPORTANT: To Visit a Dentist/Dental Clinic at Least Once a Year for Oral Health Check-Up


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