S.E Asian Health Ministers meet WHO regional meeting

10th Regional Health Conference.

To set health priorities for the South-East Asian region, health ministers from 11 South-East Asian countries are meeting at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 68th Session of the Regional Committee Meeting in Dili, Timor-Leste from September 7 to 11. Strengthening capacities to response to emergencies such as the earthquake in Nepal and the outbreak of […]

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E-ticketing launched for Thimphu city bus service


Daily city bus commuters in Thimphu will no longer have to squeeze into a crowd to get hold of tickets now that the Bhutan Postal Corporation Limited (BPCL) has launched an e-ticketing system. Instead of purchasing tickets from conductors on the bus, commuters will now be able to get tickets from shops that sell mobile […]

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WHO-UNICEF introduce injectable inactivated polio vaccine in Bhutan


Bhutan has introduced the injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in addition to the existing oral polio vaccine (OPV) into routine immunization across the country. The vaccine will provide the best protection against polio. The introduction of the new vaccine is part of the WHO’s “polio eradication and end game strategic plan” which deals with eradication […]

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SDG 15 to address the environment-rich world Bhutan envisions, by 2030


Bhutan’s long-followed development policy of conserving the natural environment could gain bigger and better support as the United Nations and its Member States gear up for the endorsement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September. Goal 15 of the 17-Goal SDGs commits to, “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage […]

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Virtual Zomdu, a remarkable history in Bhutan’s parliament: NA Secretary General

Christina Carlson and Speaker

“This will be an unforgettable moment for us”, said the overwhelmed and excited Gup from Gangzur gewog in Lhuntse as he video conferenced with the Member of Parliament in Thimphu during the launch of the Virtual Zomdu facility at the National Assembly on August 19. Supported by the Global Innovation Fund through UNDP Bhutan, hence […]

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