HAPPY LOSAR 2018
WHO Country office for Bhutan would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and a prosperous
Earth Male Dog Year 2018
WHO Hands over Two Medical Camp Kits to Ministry of Health
THIMPHU (19 October 2017) – Dr Rui Paulo de Jesus, WHO Representative a.i., handed over two Medical Camp Kits (MCKs) to the Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr Ugen Dophu, in a ceremony at the Ministry of Health in Thimphu.
The two MCKs supplement three MCKs that were already handed over in the past year, which are stationed in the referral hospitals of Bhutan. The new MCKs are to be stationed in district hospitals Eastern Bhutan as part of the “Health Sector Emergency Preparedness Project”, which is jointly supported by the European Union and WHO.
Bhutanese trained as aerobic trainers to promote physical activity
Twenty four Bhutanese comprising school teachers, youths, fitness instructors, health professionals, monks, and students successfully completed Training of Trainers course on Aerobics. The closing ceremony of the training which was held in the heart of Bhutan’s capital city on 2 August comprised flawless and entertaining aerobics demonstrations by the trained participants. The training which was held from 15 July-2 August 2017 was organized by the Ministry of Health and facilitated by a professional trainer in aerobics supported by the World Health Organization.
Bhutan Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2017
World Breastfeeding week is observed every year from 1-7 August to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. This year’s theme, “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together,” calls on all to support breastfeeding- the best source of nutrients for infants. Throughout the week, the Ministry of Health will be promoting good breastfeeding practices on national television, in print media and through activities in eight Dzongkhags.