WHO presents citation to Bhutan for eliminating measles

Bhutan and the Maldives became the first two countries to eliminate measles in the WHO South-East Asia Region (SEAR) before the regional target of 2020 in June 2017.

In recognition to this momentous public health achievement, Bhutan received the Citation as an appreciation from the WHO SEARO at the ongoing 70th Session of WHO Regional Committee in Maldives.

Bhutanese Healthcare system founded on the principles of primary health care approach, political commitment, alongside the concerted efforts of health workers, officials and partners at all levels, helped achieve this success, a press release from the health ministry stated.

Health minister Tandin Wangchuk acknowledged and dedicated this recognition to all the healthcare workers who walked the extra mile to reach this height. “The ministry is motivated and committed to achieve important health milestones in our pursuit to making Bhutan a nation with the best health,” the press release stated.

This article first appeared on Kuensel by Staff reporter

Related Posts

Bhutan Achieved 93% Youth Literacy Rate

93 percent of the students attend public schools, but the proportion of students attending public school decreases at...

Jan 13, 2018 11:50

Japan Provides 353 More Power Tillers

The Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu handed over 353 sets of power tillers and accessories worth Nu 137...

Jan 11, 2018 14:18

JICA to Reconstruct Passang Zam in Gelephu

The deputy representative said that the replacement of the existing bridge will not only benefit the hydropower projects...

Jan 07, 2018 12:20

Multidimensional Poverty Drops Between 2012 and 2017

The Bhutan MPI monitors 13 indicators – food security, low education and inadequate sanitation, distributed across three...

Jan 04, 2018 11:19

Bhutan Signs UN’s Rapid Deployment Level Agreement

Bhutan is the first member country to sign a RDL. The agreement means that Bhutan has pledged to have a Force Protection...

Jan 01, 2018 13:16

Drukair reduces fare on lower fuel cost

Drukair's savings on fuel to be pass on to consumers

Dec 28, 2017 10:33

Latest

News

Bhutan Achieved 93% Youth Literacy Rate

93 percent of the students attend public schools, but the proportion of students attending public school decreases at higher education...

Jan 13, 2018 11:50

Japan Provides 353 More Power Tillers

The Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu handed over 353 sets of power tillers and accessories worth Nu 137 million to the...

Jan 11, 2018 14:18

Features

Accreditation Of Colleges in Bhutan

An institution is graded on six core elements such as the curriculum, research and innovation, institutional linkage, management,...

Jan 16, 2018 11:05

VAST-Yangtse has VAST Ambitions

The VAST-Yangtse, also known as Visual Artists Studio of Trashiyangtse is non-profit art club founded by two art enthusiasts – Mr Jigme...

Jan 15, 2018 09:01

Sports

Air Pistol Shooting in Bhutan

“I saw the sport on television. I did not know that it would be an interesting experience. It helps us improve breathing and concentration....

Jan 14, 2018 10:44

Martial Arts Gaining Popularity with Bhutanese Youth

The President of BIMA, Damber Singh Rai, said that the programme is aimed at engaging students during the winter break. “It is an exercise...

Jan 06, 2018 08:58

Business

Year Round Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation in Bhutan

An entrepreneur in Bhutan invents solar and electric incubator for year round Shiitake mushroom cultivation.

Jan 12, 2018 13:33

​Bhutan is the 3rd Fastest Growing Economy in 2017

Lyonchhen said that if one went by The Economist ‘World in numbers’ figures, then Bhutan is predicted to be the fastest growing economy in...

Jan 03, 2018 11:36

Travel

Journey to the Fascinating Royal Highland Festival in Laya

Chimi Wangmo, based in Thimphu, traversed through beautiful landscapes to witness the fascinating Royal Highland Festival in Laya.

Dec 07, 2017 09:18

Dochula Tschechu – Truly Captivating!

What makes the Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival unique is that while the mask dances performed elsewhere in Bhutan are centred around religious...

Nov 24, 2017 05:19

Lifestyle

Gyalsey, the Legacy of a Prince

In the 15 years of my life, the funniest yet saddest movie I have ever watched is Gyalsey, the legacy of a prince. Aired first in 2012, this...

Jan 09, 2018 07:10

Clove Bistro - Keeps You Coming Back!

The Clove has some amazing dishes, although the portions are not huge. This bistro makes a nice place to meet friends or to have a...

Dec 18, 2017 14:31

Subscribe to our newsletter

Never miss out on new happenings and news stories!