Invest in Future; Defeat Malaria

The World Malaria Day in Bhutan was observed on 25th April 2015 on the theme “Invest in Future; Defeat Malaria” in Samtse Dzongkhag. The day was observed jointly with the District administration of Samtse attended by the district officials, representatives of the malaria program at national and district levels, the Director of Public Health, Ministry of Health, and the students. As the gesture of WHO’s contributions to the Malaria Control Programme in Bhutan and its continuing commitment to support the elimination process, the WHO Country Representative, Dr. Ornella Lincetto graced the occasion.

World Health Day - Food Safety

The day was observed in Phuentsholing Town as it serves as a gateway to the country and a commercial hub for Bhutan. The Ministry of Health, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority and the people mostly hotelier and fast food vendors came together to mark the event.

Unsafe food and water is linked to the deaths of over 2 million people annually – including 700 000 children in WHO's South-East Asia Region.

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”.