In line with the National Health Promotion Strategic Plan 2015-2023, Health Promotion Division, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health organized consultative workshop on priority public health and social issues with the Dzongkhag Tshogdue Thrizins, Gewog Administrative Officer (GAO), District Planning Officers, MSTF and CBSS members of Eastern Dzongkhags (Lhuntse, Mongar, Pemagatshel, Samdrup Jongkhar, Trashigang and Trashiyangtse)
from 12-14 December 2016. The meeting was an integrated and collaborative approach between the Ministry of health and RENEW in mainstreaming health promoting activities at community level.
The workshop was organized with following objectives:
- To strengthen & foster Local Government collaboration and partnership in mainstreaming health promoting activities, MSTF and CBSS activities into local government plans.
- To identify and prioritize district specific priority public health /social issues
- To develop sustainable district/Gewog/Chiwog level health promotion action plan
- To reduce program duplication and resource inefficiencies
Outcome of the workshop
The participants identified and prioritized public health/social issues in their respective dzongkhags. The six Dzongkhags deliberated on the issues and came up with costed health promotion action plan as a measure to combat priority public health and social issues. The participating Dzongkhags will further deliberate and prioritize issues with Gups and Mangmis at Geowg and Chiwog level.