World Prematurity Day: - “Tiny Socks, Big Dreams”

17 November is World Prematurity Day and BHUTAN will join partners, organizations, associations, societies, professionals, private sector organizations and millions of people around the world to raise awareness for prematurity and bring attention to the 15 million babies born too soon every year. World Prematurity Day will be a key moment to generate global attention on the leading cause of deaths of children under 5.

Workshop on Urban HEART

Dr. Ornella Lincetto, WHO Representative to Bhutan attended the Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on Improving Urban Health and Training Workshop on Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool (Urban HEART) at the Field Training Centre, Punakha Hospital from 27- 29 October 2014. As the Chief Guest for the inaugural session and the closing session, she expressed her deepest gratitude to the Ministry of Health for organizing this training workshop which reflects the country’s strong commitment to improve the health conditions of urban poor.

Move for Health, Invest on Health

11 October, 2014 - The WHO supported the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan to organize the “Move for Health, Invest on Health” event on Saturday 11 October to advocate for physical exercise and to launch the financing of essential drugs by the Bhutan Health Trust Fund.

Health Ministers commit to control and eliminate vector-borne diseases

09 September 2014, Dhaka: Health Ministers from WHO’s South-East Asia Region adopted the Dhaka Declaration on vector-borne diseases today. The Ministers from the Region’s 11 Member States met today at the Thirty-second Meeting of Ministers of Health to review health development in the Region, identify challenges and provide policy direction for future action on health issues.

Recent Highlights

  • UNIC Newsletter March 2014 issue

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  • Research for universal health coverage

    At the launch of the "World health report 2013: Research for universal health coverage", WHO calls on countries to continue investing in local research in order to develop a system of universal health coverage tailored to each individual country’s situation. With universal health coverage, countries can help ensure that citizens obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them.

  • Country implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

    GENEVA¦ 30 July 2013 – Only 37 countries, or 19% of those reporting, have passed laws reflecting all the recommendations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report published during World Breastfeeding Week. The week is celebrated in more than 170 countries from 1 to 7 August.

  • WHO warns against complacency in the fight against leprosy

    The fight against leprosy has made great progress in the past two decades but complacency may now be threatening the last push towards a world free of this debilitating disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on the opening day of the International Leprosy Summit.

    The three-day summit (24-26 July), being organized by WHO and the Nippon Foundation, brought health ministers from eight countries and global experts to discuss the current leprosy situation and strategies for further reducing the disease burden and realizing a leprosy-free world.

  • Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013

    WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013: Enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is the fourth in a series of WHO reports that tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and the impact of interventions implemented to stop it.

  • Emerging Pathogen-Novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV) 2013

    WHO's Health Security and Environment (HSE) cluster responds to the need for new approaches in addressing complex and emerging threats to global public health security. Issues such as climate change, epidemic preparedness and response, animal and foodborne diseases, and natural and manmade disasters, have accentuated health vulnerability within a globalized and interconnected world.

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