World Health Day 2019 - Gasa Dzongkhag
The world Health Day 2019 was observed at Gasa on 7th April, 2019. The observation of the day has been organized by Ministry of Health with financial and technical support from WHO country Office in Bhutan.
In 1948, the First World Health Assembly called for the creation of a "World Health Day". Since 1950, World Health Day has been celebrated on the 7 April of each year.
World Tuberculosis Day - 2019
Bhutan joined the global community to commemorate the World TB Day which falls on 24th March every year. This year, all schools and communities in Bhutan celebrated World TB day.
The day was observed to create awareness, to inform and to educate public on Tuberculosis. The Ministry of Health conducted a TB and other respiratory disease clinic at Clock Tower in Thimphu to screen presumptive TB cases.
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO-SEAR visit to Bhutan
The Hon'ble Health Minister, Dasho Secretary and heads of departments of Ministry of Health and allied health partners offered felicitations to Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, on her re-appointment to the post of WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia for a second five-year term.
Regional workshop on optimizing antimicrobial use with focus on antimicrobial stewardship
The Regional workshop on optimizing antimicrobial use with focus on antimicrobial stewardship took place in Paro, Bhutan from 12 to 14 February 2019. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) has emerged as the tool to optimize antimicrobial use, initially applied in hospitals where it often is linked to infection prevention and control, medicines or patient safety programmes. AMS is defined as actions to promote responsible use of antibiotics.