World Blood Donor Day: “Be There for Someone Else. Give Blood. Share life”

June 14 is observed as the World Blood Donor Day globally. Bhutan joins the global community on this special day together with the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Bank of Bhutan and World Health Organization, to spearhead advocacy and awareness activities throughout Bhutan with special activities being organized in Thimphu, Zhemgang, Trongsa and Phuentsholing.

Handing over of Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) to Ministry of Health

4 June 2018 | Coinciding with the birth anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen, the World Health Organization handed over the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) to the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan. The HEOC is a critical management infrastructure for delivery of public health functions and for mounting an adequate response during emergencies. This was inaugurated by the Prime Minister today.

Workshop on Road Safety and Media Reporting

A half day workshop on Road Safety and Media Reporting was conducted by WHO Country Office with technical support by Dr Patanjali Dev Nayar, Regional Adviser - disability, Injury prevention and Rehabilitation, WHO/SEARO for all the relevant stakeholders in Thimphu on 28 May 2018. The objective of the workshop was to sensitize the stakeholders on the importance of role of media in reporting the road safety as in public health issue and not just an event.

World Health Day 2018 - Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere

Dr Rui Paulo de Jesus, WHO Representative with the community of Merak on World Health Day

7 April 2018 | World Health Organization celebrates with the local community in one of the most remote communities in Bhutan. Universal health coverage (UHC) is about ensuring all people get the quality health services they need, without experiencing financial hardship.

On the occasion of World Health Day, WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, and commit to concrete steps to advance health for all.

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