Bhutan Health Trust Fund, another legacy of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo

Bhutan Health Trust Fund will formally takeover the funding of drugs and vaccines for the Bhutanese population from 14th October 2015. This Historic Event is happening at a time when the entire country is celebrating the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo to reflect, adopt and practice the noble and visionary ideals of His Majesty to take Bhutan forward into the 21st Century. The event will also mark the realization of His Majesty’s vision to ensure that drugs and vaccines are available at all times to come. Drugs and vaccines constitutes over 20 percent of the annual health budget.

Although the Health Trust Fund is operationalized, it is yet to meet its targeted fund. Meanwhile, Bhutan is being looked up by many countries to emulate this financing model depending on its outcome.

Kudos to all Health Walk participants

Bhutan Health Trust Fund would like to thank Her Majesty Gyalyum Ashi Sangay Choden Wangcuck for graciously flagging off the 2015 Health Walk to commemorate 60th Birth Anniversary  of Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

In equal measure, thanks also goes to schools, institutes, agencies and organizations who participated to make the Health Walk a grand success. We hope your participaion would have spread the message for healthy living to prevent life style related health problems. Your participation have also taken Bhutan Health Trust Fund closer to reaching its target. We thank all the past, present and future donors for your generous contribution.

We would also like to thank all the Dzonkhags for the successful conduct of the 2015 Health Walk. We look forward to similar successful conduct of Health Walk in the years to come.

Once again thank you all and assure that quality medicine and vaccines will be provided in all times to come.

All are invited to join the Health Walk on Sunday 11th October 2015

All enthusiast walkers from all walks of life are invited to join the Health Walk on Sunday 11th October 2015 from Royal Thimphu College to Clock Tower. Bhutan Post buses will ply from Changlimithang ground to Royal Thimphu College from 6 AM to 7AM as a complimentary offer to the walkers. The following is the route and program;

Health Walk Program

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Bhutan Health Trust Fund will Finance Essential Medicines & Vaccines to Commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of Fourth Druk Gyalpo

Bhutan Health Trust Fund was established in line with the vision of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck to make Bhutan self reliant in terms of medicines and vaccines. The dream will be realized on 14th October 2015 with the launch of financing of essential drugs and vaccines to commemorate the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s 60th Birth Anniversary.

To celebrate and cherish this historic achievement, Bhutan Health Trust Fund in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is organising various events starting from 9th October till 14th October.

The brief of the events are as follows:

9th October 2015: Donors and well wishers will be shown the functioning of Primary Health Care System and discussion on Bhutan’s Health System will take place in Paro.

10th October 2015: Aerial tour of Bhutan to see the geographical terrain and scattered population/settlement. This will give an idea in difficulty and the cost of reaching health services to the population.

11th October 2015: Health Walk from Royal Thimphu College to Clock Tower in Thimphu. The details will be shared in due course of time. The health walk will take place in all the other Dzogkhags as well.

12th October 2015: Bhutan’s Traditional Medicine System will be on display at Lamperi Botanical Park.

13th October 2015: Show the donors the District Health System in Punakha.

14th October 2015: Launch of the Financing of Essential Drugs & Vaccines.

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8th ICWG Meeting ,Khangkhu Resort Paro 17-19th Sept 2015

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The 8th Inter-Country Working Group Meeting on Sanitation & Hygiene was hosted by PHED at Paro on 17-18th Septmember.The meeting comprised of 27 Sanitation & Hygiene officials from SAARC member countries (Afghanistan,Bangladesh,Bhutan,Maldives,Nepal,India,Pakistan and Srilanka).   Read More »