Honourable Health Minister met Mrs. Kanokpan Lao Araya, Country Director-Designate of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

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His Excellency Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk met with Mrs. Kanokpan Lao Araya, Country Director-Designate of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 24 February 2017. His Excellency extended warm welcome to the Country Director and thanked ADB for the past and current support to Bhutan’s health system.

The meeting discussed various areas of collaboration between the ADB and the Ministry of Health, and in particular, expediting the upcoming ADB grant support to Bhutan’s health system. Among others, strengthening financial sustainability for health system and electronic health records were highlighted as priority areas of collaboration.

The Country Director, extending her greetings, highlighted her commitment to work closely with the health system in Bhutan to further improve population health outcomes and well-being.