WHO Representative presents his credentials to Foreign Minister
22 November 2018 | Dr Rui Paulo de Jesus, WHO Representative to Bhutan presented his credentials to His Excellency Lyonpo Dr Tandi Dorji, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 22 November 2018. Prior to his current appointment, Dr Rui worked at WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia in New Delhi, India, in various capacities as the Coordinator, Country Support and Coordination and Regional Adviser for Communicable Disease Department.
Eleventh Meeting of the WHO South-East Asia Regional Commission for Polio Eradication
The WHO South-East Asia Region comprised of 11 countries and home to over 25% of the world’s population achieved major public health success on 27 March 2014 when an independent commission of global health experts certified the Region as polio-free. The Regional Commission for Certification of Polio Eradication (RCCPE) – appointed by the WHO Regional Director in 2012 – has currently members from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand as well as Japan, Pakistan and the USA.
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh unanimously nominated for second term as Regional Director WHO South-East Asia
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh was today nominated for a second five-year term as Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia.
Dr Khetrapal Singh’s candidature was unopposed, as the 11 Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region met at the ongoing Regional Committee session to elect the next Regional Director.
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.