Inauguration of open air gym

To promote healthy lifestyle, encourage physical activities and reduce the rising non-communicable disease in the country, the Ministry of Health with collaboration with the National Housing Development Corporation inaugurated the open air gym in Changjiji colony in Thimphu.

The equipment and fund to was supported by WHO.

World Tuberculosis Day 2015

Observing the World Tuberculosis Day on 24th March 2015 in Thimphu, the Health Minister, Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk called upon each and everyone for support in encouraging those who have COUGH FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS to visit the health facility for TB screening. Lyonpo said, “It is only through early case detection and complete course of treatment that we will be able to reduce the transmission and burden of TB disease in Bhutan”.

International Women's Day - "United for Gender and Health"

08 March 2015- WHO Bhutan together with UN agencies on the occasion of International Women's Day is supporting the Bhutan Football Federation event to advocate for more girls’ participation in football in all 18 dzongkhags.

World Birth Defects Day

The World Health Organization, South-East Asia Regional Office is collaborating with 11 other global organizations to promote World Birth Defects Day to increase global awareness of birth defects.

WHO reported 49 000 newborn deaths due to birth defects in 2013 in the South-East Asia Region. Addressing birth defects is a key intervention to provide the best health possible and potential for a full and productive life.

Recent Highlights

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  • 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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