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.

Handing over of Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) to Ministry of Health

4 June 2018 | Coinciding with the birth anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen, the World Health Organization handed over the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) to the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan. The HEOC is a critical management infrastructure for delivery of public health functions and for mounting an adequate response during emergencies. This was inaugurated by the Prime Minister today.

Workshop on Road Safety and Media Reporting

A half day workshop on Road Safety and Media Reporting was conducted by WHO Country Office with technical support by Dr Patanjali Dev Nayar, Regional Adviser - disability, Injury prevention and Rehabilitation, WHO/SEARO for all the relevant stakeholders in Thimphu on 28 May 2018. The objective of the workshop was to sensitize the stakeholders on the importance of role of media in reporting the road safety as in public health issue and not just an event.

WHO Representative to Bhutan a.i.

Dr Rui Paulo de Jesus

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