Bhutan receives citation for elimination of measles from WHO
Bhutan along with Maldives became one of the first two countries to eliminate measles in the WHO South-East Asia Region (SEAR) before the regional target of 2020 in June 2017. In recognition to this momentous public health achievement, Bhutan received the citation as an appreciation from the WHO SEARO at the ongoing 70th Session of WHO Regional Committee in Maldives. Bhutanese Healthcare system founded on the principles of primary health care approach by our visionary monarchs, political commitment, alongside the concerted efforts of health workers, officials and partners at all levels, has helped achieve this landmark success. Health Minister Tandin Wangchuk acknowledges and dedicates this recognition to all the healthcare workers who have walked the extra mile to reach this height. According to the press release from the Ministry of Health the ministry is motivated and committed to achieve important health milestones in our pursuit to making Bhutan a nation with the best health.