Take a Stand Against Ageism!
WHO: Ageism Shortens Lives
1 October 2016 - The United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP). In Bhutan, celebrations was organized by the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC). The guest of honour was Mr. Piet Vochten, acting United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bhutan. During the celebration, 1000 butter lamps were lighted and Zangchoed Moenlam took place in both Tashichhoedzong and Thimphu in parallel, in honour of HRH the Gyelsey and all new-borns.
HINARI Training Conducted at the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences, Bhutan
During 05-08 September, the World Health Organization in collaboration with Librarians Without Borders®/Medical Library Association (LWB) and the Faculty of Nursing and Public Health organized two workshops at the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences, Bhutan. The main objective of this training was to have the participants (lecturers, students, physicians) learn the critical tools necessary to access Hinari and related Internet resources that would be applied to their health information needs.
Growing antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections
30 August 2016 | WHO is calling on countries to start using the updated guidelines immediately, as recommended in the Global Health Sector Strategy for STIs (2016-2021) endorsed by governments at the World Health Assembly in May 2016. The new guidelines are also in line with the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, adopted by governments at the World Health Assembly in May 2015.
When used correctly and consistently, condoms are one of the most effective methods of protection against STIs.
Asia-Pacific Workshop on surveillance, prevention and control of zoonotic influenza
29 Aug 2016 | A three day International Asia-Pacific Workshop on surveillance, prevention and control of zoonotic influenza was inaugurated today in Paro, Bhutan, by His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests and Dr Ornella Lincetto, WHO representative to Bhutan. The workshop is being organized by the World Health Organization South East Asia Regional Office, the World Organization for Animal Health, and the Food and Agriculture Organization. A total of sixty nine participants from thirteen countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam) are attending the workshop.
- Take a Stand Against Ageism!
- HINARI Training Conducted at the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences, Bhutan
- Growing antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections
- Asia-Pacific Workshop on surveillance, prevention and control of zoonotic influenza
- Regional workshop for strengthening capacity and internal quality assurance for the SEAR measles and rubella laboratory network, Thimphu, Bhutan 15-20 August 2016
- National Consultation and National Salt Reduction Strategy Development Workshop, Paro, Bhutan 15-18 August, 2016
- National training workshop on malaria elimination in Bhutan
- Thailand confirms MERS CoV in traveler, WHO cautions against continued risk of importation
- International Workshop on Prevention and Control of Scrub Typhus
- World Health Day 2016: Prevent. Treat. Beat diabetes
- Leave no one behind, make Universal Health Coverage a reality: WHO
- World TB Day 2016
- Antibiotic awareness week