Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO-SEAR visit to Bhutan

The Hon'ble Health Minister, Dasho Secretary and heads of departments of Ministry of Health and allied health partners offered felicitations to Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, on her re-appointment to the post of WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia for a second five-year term.

Regional workshop on optimizing antimicrobial use with focus on antimicrobial stewardship

The Regional workshop on optimizing antimicrobial use with focus on antimicrobial stewardship took place in Paro, Bhutan from 12 to 14 February 2019. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) has emerged as the tool to optimize antimicrobial use, initially applied in hospitals where it often is linked to infection prevention and control, medicines or patient safety programmes. AMS is defined as actions to promote responsible use of antibiotics.

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.

WHO Representative to Bhutan

Dr Rui Paulo de Jesus


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