Hand over and taking of Medical Camp Kit (MCK)

23 November 2016| Dr Ornella Lincetto, WHO Representative to Bhutan handed over to Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan one Medical Camp Kit (MCK) today at the Royal Bhutan Police ground. Prior to the closing ceremony, a three day training program on how to unpack, assemble, pitch tents, run MCKs, dismantle, disassemble & re-pack MCK items was conducted by two experts from Nepal WHO Country Office. A total of 60 participants from Ministry of Health, members of the Royal Bhutan Police, Royal Bhutan Army, Royal Body Guards, De-Suungs, officials from Thimphu Thromde, officials from Department of Disaster Management and staff from regional referral hospitals attended the training. The three day’s event was an excellent opportunity for a number of emergency re

International day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. WHO is joining with other United Nation agencies and civil society organizations to celebrate “a day for all”, expressing how disability is about all of us; it is a part of the universal human condition and yet another manifestation of diversity in our societies. Chronic conditions, injuries and illness, and the normal processes of ageing can be associated to decrements in functioning and to the experience of disability.

Take a Stand Against Ageism!

WHO: Ageism Shortens Lives
1 October 2016 - The United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP). In Bhutan, celebrations was organized by the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC). The guest of honour was Mr. Piet Vochten, acting United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bhutan. During the celebration, 1000 butter lamps were lighted and Zangchoed Moenlam took place in both Tashichhoedzong and Thimphu in parallel, in honour of HRH the Gyelsey and all new-borns.

Growing antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections

30 August 2016 | WHO is calling on countries to start using the updated guidelines immediately, as recommended in the Global Health Sector Strategy for STIs (2016-2021) endorsed by governments at the World Health Assembly in May 2016. The new guidelines are also in line with the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, adopted by governments at the World Health Assembly in May 2015.

When used correctly and consistently, condoms are one of the most effective methods of protection against STIs.