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21 out of 1,000 newborns die within first month

Despite significant improvement in under-five mortality, from 162 to 33 per 1000 live births in a country, new-born deaths remains high accounting for 70% of all infant deaths and more than half of under-five deaths. Currently, 21 of every 1,000 newborn babies die within the first month of birth where …

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High Level Advocacy tour in Punakha, Wangdue and Gasa

The western districts of Punakha, Wangduephodrang and Gasa will be the focus of a high-level advocacy tour by Her Majesty Gyalyum Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck from 12th to 22nd of November. The ten day tour will create awareness on public health and social issues such as HIV/AIDS and STDs, suicide …

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13 new HIV cases detected from July to September 2017

The Immuno-serology laboratory has confirmed 13 new HIV positive sera from 29 samples received from districts hospitals for HIV confirmation between July and September this year. The overall reported cases of this year will be out by December. Today, there are an estimated 500 reported cases of Bhutanese living with …

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Two Medical Camp Kits to be stationed in eastern Bhutan

The two Medical camp Kits (MCKs), which was handed over to the health ministry by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 19th October will be stationed in the eastern district hospitals as a part of the health sector emergency preparedness project jointly supported by European Union and WHO. MCKs are …

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Strengthening Vocational Education in Bhutan

The one year capacity building programme on ‘strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Bhutan’, which ends this month, developed innovative capacity of TVET instructors and introduce then to key elements of quality and industry-driven training models. Implemented in three phases, by the labour ministry in collaboration with …

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ECCD in each chiwog by next 5-6 years

Despite the steady expansion in Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centres over the last few years, the need to establish such services are seen as critical in certain areas. During the meet the press session last week the prime minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, said children in rural villages lacked …

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In-country MBBS course underway

Following the strike in medical colleges in Sri Lanka and India, which lead to the disruption of classes of 127 Bhutanese medical students studying there, the government is looking at instituting an in-country MBBS degree. Based on reports the Education Minister Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said the colleges, which were shut …

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